How to Check Network Connection Details on Windows 11

0

In Windows 11, the ability to determine wireless or wired network connection information (such as IP, DNS, and default gateway addresses) can be useful in many situations. For example, you may need this information to diagnose and troubleshoot local network or Internet connectivity issues or to determine if you need to update specific settings. You can quickly find the router IP address with default gateway information. You can tell if the laptop is using the correct wireless network. Or it can be useful when trying to set up a remote desktop connection.

Whatever the reason, Windows 11 includes several ways to quickly check your computer’s network configuration using the Settings app, Task Manager, Control Panel, Command Prompt, and PowerShell. However, depending on the option you choose, the available details may vary.

In this Windows 11 guide, we’ll walk you through the different ways you can use to check your computer’s network configuration.

How to check network configuration with settings

In Windows 11, the Settings app lets you review the network connection configuration for each interface (Wi-Fi and Ethernet). You can also check a host of details for all interfaces.

Wi-Fi network settings

To view the wireless connection configuration on Windows 11, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Network & Internet.
  3. Click it Wireless page on the right side.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)
  1. Click the connection properties setting.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)
  1. Confirm wireless network settings on Windows 11.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

On the “Wi-Fi” page, you can determine many settings regarding the connection, including:

  • Service Set Identifier (SSID).
  • Protocol.
  • Type of security.
  • Maker.
  • Driver version.
  • Network band.
  • Network channel.
  • Link speed.
  • IPv6 addresses.
  • IPv4 address.
  • IPv4 DNS servers.
  • Physical address (MAC).

Additionally, it is possible to determine whether the TCP/IP address and DNS server addresses are static or dynamically assigned by the DHCP server and the type of network profile used by the connection.

Ethernet network settings

To view the wired connection configuration on Windows 11, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Network & Internet.
  3. Click it ethernet page on the right side.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)
  1. Confirm Ethernet network settings in Windows 11.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

On the “Ethernet” page, you can determine many parameters regarding the connection, including:

  • Link speed.
  • IPv6 addresses.
  • IPv4 address.
  • IPv4 DNS servers.
  • Primary DNS suffix.
  • Maker.
  • Driver version.
  • Physical address (MAC).

All network settings

To view the network configuration of all interfaces in Windows 11, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Network & Internet.
  3. Click it Advanced network settings page on the right side.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)
  1. In the “More settings” section, click the Hardware and connection properties setting.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)
  1. Confirm all network interface settings on Windows 11.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

The “Hardware and Connection Properties” page lists all network connections, including wireless, wired, and virtual adapters. Some information available includes TCP/IP address, MAC address, status, maximum transmission unit (MTU), network category, link speed, etc.

You can also click on the Copy to copy the network information to the clipboard and paste it into a text file.

How to Check Network Configuration with Task Manager

If you only need to know the current TCP/IP address of the connection, you can also use Task Manager by following these steps:

  1. Open Begin.
  2. To research Task Manager and click on the top result to open the application.Quick advice: You can still open the app quickly with the Ctrl + Shift + Esc shortcut or by right-clicking Begin button and selecting the Task Manager option.
  3. Click it Performance tongue.
  4. Select the network card on the left side.
  5. Confirm the current IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, connection type, DNS name, and adapter name.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

After completing the steps, you will know the basic configuration of network adapter and activity.

How to Check Network Configuration with Control Panel

To check the network adapter configuration with Control Panel, follow these steps:

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Internet.
  3. Click on Network and Sharing Center.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)
  1. Click on Change adaptation settings in the left navigation pane.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)
  1. Double-click on the network card.
  2. (Optional) Confirm packets sent and received to determine link activity.
  3. Click it Details button.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)
  1. Confirm network connection details on Windows 11

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

On this page you will find the current connection configuration settings, some of which include:

  • Connection-specific DNS suffix.
  • Physical address.
  • DHCP enabled.
  • IPv4 address.
  • IPv4 subnet mask.
  • Lease obtained.
  • The lease expires.
  • IPv4 default gateway.
  • IPv4 DHCP server.
  • IPv4 DNS servers.

How to check network configuration with command prompt

To determine the IP address, DNS servers, default gateway, and other network settings with the command prompt, follow these steps:

  1. Open Begin.
  2. To research Command Prompt and click on the top result to open the application.
  3. Type the following command to check the basic network configuration and press Walk in:ipconfig

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)
  1. Confirm basic connection details such as IPv4 address, DNS server addresses and suffix, and default gateway (router) for all connections.
  2. Type the following command to check all network configurations and press Walk in:ipconfig /all

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)
  1. Confirm more advanced network details like TCP/IPv4 and IPv6 information, DNS servers and suffix, DHCP and lease information, and more.

After completing these steps, the network configuration of all interfaces will be listed in the output result of the command.

How to Check Network Configuration with PowerShell

To find the network connection configuration for one or all interfaces with PowerShell, follow these steps:

  1. Open Begin.
  2. To research PowerShell and click on the top result to open the application.
  3. Type the following command to check the basic network configuration of physical adapters and press Walk in:Get-NetIPConfiguration

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)
  1. Confirm connection details such as TCP/IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, DNS servers and default gateway addresses, interface name and index number, etc.
  2. (Optional) Type the following command to check the network configuration of all adapters (such as lookback, virtual, active, and disconnected) and press Walk in:Get-NetIPConfiguration -All
  3. Type the following command to display the network configuration details of a specific interface and press Walk in:Get-NetIPConfiguration -InterfaceIndex 10In the command, change “ten” for the index number that represents your network card.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

After completing the steps, PowerShell will display the network configuration for one or all interfaces (Ethernet, Wi-Fi, virtual, or lookback), depending on your command.

We’re focusing this guide on the most common tools and commands for determining network connection setup on Windows 11. While you can find different tools and commands, these instructions should be more than enough for most cases.

More Windows Resources

For more helpful articles, coverage, and answers to common Windows 10 and Windows 11 questions, visit the following resources:

Share.

Comments are closed.