How do I determine my computer's IP address?
The easiest way to determine your computer's IP address is to visit WhatIsMyIP.com. The site will display your IP address and other information about your system. If the page does not appear, you may not have a working Internet connection and should try one of the methods below.
- Open a command prompt.
Note:For help navigating, see Getting around in Windows.
- At the command prompt, enter:
The IPv4 address will be a series of numbers following the pattern xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (e.g., 188.8.131.52).
Mac OS X
- From the Apple menu, select
System Preferences, from the menu, select . .
- In the
Networkpreference window, click a network port (e.g., Ethernet, AirPort, Wi-Fi). If you are connected, you'll see your IP address under "Status:".
In many Unix-like operating systems (e.g., Ubuntu, RHEL, OS X, BSD), a shared system administration utility known as ifconfig is available to configure, control, and query TCP/IP network interface parameters from a command-line interface (CLI). Typically, ifconfig can only be used under a superuser account in your terminal.
To obtain your IP Address from ifconfig, enter the following command:
A list of all your network interfaces will appear. Following the heading of the interface whose IP address you're searching for, you will see a "inet addr:" section containing your IP address.
You can usually obtain more information with the command:
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Last modified on 2015-09-08.
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