How to Check Your Network Connection Details
Several network connection details can be checked on your Windows 11 PC. They may include network connection status, your computer’s IP, DNS, or default gateway. You may need to check your computer’s network connectivity when using your computer due to a sudden drop in connection.
WiFi connection issues can arise from internet problems, driver issues, interference from other devices, or an outdated router. We can help you check your connection details to solve the problem. We recommend you read our articles on solutions for WiFi connection not working in Windows 11 to enhance your connectivity.
1. Check network status using Windows Settings
Checking network status using the Windows Settings feature lets you quickly and easily view your network connection status. This process can be beneficial for troubleshooting issues or simply understanding how your network configuration. Here is how to do it:
- Simultaneously hold the Windows + I keys to open Settings, and click Network & internet on the right.
- At the top of the screen, you will see your network connection status.
2. View the wireless connection configuration in Settings
Viewing the wireless connection configuration in Settings lets you see detailed information about your wireless connection. Use these steps to view the wireless connection configuration on Windows 11:
- Simultaneously hold the Windows + I keys to open Settings, click Network & internet on the left, and click WiFi on the right side to open the page.
- Afterward, click your WiFi connection to see its properties.
- Once the properties page opens, scroll down to see the properties.
- On the WiFi properties page, you can see many connection settings and details including:
3. Ethernet network settings in Settings
Viewing the Ethernet network settings in Settings provides detailed information about your wired connection, including your IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, DNS servers, and MAC address. Follow these steps to view the wired connection configuration:
- Simultaneously hold the Windows + I keys to open Settings, click Network & internet on the left, and click Ethernet on the right side to open the page.
- You may then verify the Ethernet network settings on the next window.
- The connection settings and details available on the Ethernet page include:
4. Check all network settings via Hardware and connection properties
The Hardware and Connection Properties page provides a comprehensive list of network connections, encompassing wireless, wired, and virtual adapters. This page is a valuable resource for accessing essential information about network connections in a centralized location.
Follow the steps below to view the network configuration for all the interfaces on Windows 11:
- Simultaneously hold the Windows + I keys to open Settings, click Network & internet on the left, and click Advanced network settings on the right side to open the page.
- Then, click the Hardware and connection properties setting under the More settings section.
- You may then verify all the network interface settings on your Windows 11 PC.
5. Check network configuration with Task Manager
To easily determine the current TCP/IP address of the connection, you can utilize Task Manager by following these steps:
- Press the ctrl + shift + esc keys simultaneously to start the Task Manager and click the Performance tab.
- Then, select the network adapter on the left side of the screen.
- Afterward, verify the current IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, connection type, DNS name, and Adapter name.
6. Check network configuration using the Control Panel
To view the network adapter configuration using the Control Panel, use these steps:
- Press the Windows + S keys, type control panel in the search field, and click the Control Panel app.
- When it opens, set View by to Large Icon or Small icon.
- Then, click the Network and Sharing Centre option.
- Click the Change adapter settings link on the left navigation pane.
- Once the Network Connections windows open, double-click your network adapter.
- It will display your network details.
- You may also click the Details button to see more details.
- Some of the current configuration settings of the connection you will find on this page include:
7. Check network configuration using the Command Prompt
To check the IP, DNS servers, default gateway, and other network settings using the Command Prompt, use these steps:
- Hold the Windows + S keys simultaneously and enter command in the search field.
- While holding the CTRL and Shift keys down, hit ENTER to start the Command Prompt as an admin.
- When you receive a prompt, click Yes.
- Once the Command Prompt opens, enter the following command and hit Enter:
- You may view your network details in the result.
8. Check network configuration using PowerShell
To check the network connection configuration for one or all interfaces using PowerShell, follow these steps:
- Press Windows + X at the same time and choose Terminal.
- Then, enter the command below and hit Enter:
- Verify connection details like TCP/IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, DNS servers and default gateway addresses, interface name and index number, and more.
- You may optionally enter the following command to check the network configuration for all adapters like lookback, virtual, active, and disconnected, and hit Enter:
- Additionally, enter the command below to display network configuration details of a specific interface and hit Enter:
Get-NetIPConfiguration -InterfaceIndex 2
- Change the 2 in the command to the index number representing your network adapter.
In conclusion, knowing how to check your network connection details on your PC can be valuable for troubleshooting issues or just understanding your network configuration. There are several ways to accomplish this, based on your operating system and device.
As an additional tip, if you are experiencing trouble connecting to a Wi-Fi network, restart your router and modem or connect to a different network. If you use a wired connection, ensure the cable is correctly plugged into both your device and the router or modem.