How do I find the IP address of a directly connected device?

Answered by Frank Schwing

To find the IP address of a directly connected device, you can follow these steps:

1. Start by clicking on the Start icon on your computer’s taskbar. This is typically located at the bottom left corner of the screen.

2. From the Start menu, select the Settings option. It is represented by a gear icon.

3. In the Settings window, click on the Network & Internet icon. It is usually located towards the top of the window.

4. Once you are in the Network & Internet settings, you will see various options on the left menu pane. Select the Ethernet option from this list.

5. Under the Ethernet settings, you will see your network connections listed. Identify the network connection that you want to find the IP address for and click on it.

6. After selecting the network connection, you will see the details of that connection displayed on the right side of the window. Look for the “IPv4 Address” field, which will show the IP address of the device.

It’s important to note that this method will only display the IP address of wired connections. If you are trying to find the IP address of a device connected via Wi-Fi, you will need to follow similar steps but select the Wi-Fi option instead of Ethernet in step 4.

Additionally, please keep in mind that the steps provided are for Windows 10 operating system. The process may vary slightly for different versions of Windows or other operating systems.

In my personal experience, I have often used these steps to quickly find the IP address of a directly connected device. It is a straightforward and efficient way to retrieve this information without the need for any additional software or complicated procedures.

I hope this detailed explanation helps you in finding the IP address of a directly connected device.