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Finding out the IP address: It’s that easy to find devices in your network






The network overview is no longer available under Windows 10. But because home networks are getting bigger and bigger, users are looking for replacements. Here you can read how you can display the IP addresses of your network devices in all versions of Windows.

PCs, notebooks, smartphones, televisions, consoles, NAS, smart homes and other connected devices result in a colorful mix of differently talented and usable participants in the local network. Then it is often enough a question of patience until you find the device with the desired data in the network, because since Windows 8 there is no longer a network overview.

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The “network overview” shows all devices that can be reached via the network and classifies them according to their capabilities.

Network overview: Find out the IP address under Windows 8 and Windows 10/11

Under Windows 8 and 10, Microsoft has removed the function for displaying the general overview of the network. If Microsoft takes a function from the user, a little trick helps to achieve a similar display under Windows 8.1, 10 and 11, in which one ultimately learns even more than in the previous network overview.

However, the representation of the network with its switches and routers is lost. And because a lot of other information falls by the wayside, you can also make do with the free Netgear Genie.

Show IP address in the network – this is how it works:

  1. Open with the keyboard shortcut [Windows+E] the Explorer and click in its left column on the entry “Network”.

  2. Now click on in the menu

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    and here on

    Details

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  3. If you now click with the right mouse button in the header of the main window, you can select the columns IP address and MAC address so that you have the most important information about all devices in your network at a glance.

The network view in Explorer gives you information about the devices in your network even under Windows 10

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The network view in Explorer gives you information about the devices in your network even under Windows 10

As clear as this view may be, compared to the network overview that existed up to Windows 7, the infrastructure elements of the network that cannot be displayed without additional software are missing. And IP addresses are only displayed for those elements that are recognized either via WSD or SSDP.

The free tool Netgear Genie gives you detailed information about the devices in your network

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The free tool Netgear Genie gives you detailed information about the devices in your network

View devices in the network via Netgear Genie

If you want to know more about your network, you should install Netgear Genie.

After the first start, click on

Network overview

. Then the program compiles the overview. When you click on a device, information such as the connection type and operating system appear in addition to the IP and MAC address.

By the way: Netgear Genie is also available as an app for Android and iOS.

Reading tip: How to set up your network correctly in Windows 10

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