The Settings app will conveniently display all your network adapter configurations, so you don’t need to use the command lines on Windows 10.
On Windows 10, knowing the current network configuration can be helpful when troubleshooting connectivity problems, setting up remote access, or simply getting information about network properties.
You have been able to see this information for a long time, but unless you know how to use the command line, these are details only available to advanced users. Starting with Windows 10, however, the Settings app makes it easy to view the complete network configuration for all the adapters installed on your device.
In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to see the current configuration for your network adapters on Windows 10.
How to view full network configuration using Settings
Instead of using Command Prompt or PowerShell, you can now use the Settings app to see your full current network settings. Here is how you can view this information.
- Open Settings .
- Click on Network & Internet .
- Click Status .
- In the “Change your network settings” section, click on the View your network properties link .
On the page you will find a list of all network adapters, such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even virtual adapters with a bunch of useful information you can use to find Real address (MAC), whether the connection is active, the link speed, IP and DNS addresses, network name and directory (network configuration) and more.
If you need to export the network adapter settings, at the bottom of the page you’ll find a Copy button that collects all details in the clipboard, which you can then paste into a text file.