Find your computer's IP address

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One simple way to determine your computer's IP address is to visit 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.

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  1. Open a command prompt.
  2. At the command prompt, enter:


  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.... In System Preferences, from the View menu, select Network.
  2. In the Network preference window, click a network port (for example, Ethernet, AirPort, Wi-Fi). If you are connected, you'll see your IP address under "Status:".

Unix-like OS

In many Unix-like operating systems (for example, Ubuntu, RHEL, macOS, 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 get your IP address from ifconfig, enter the following:


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 find out more with the command:

man ifconfig

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Last modified on 2023-06-27 11:04:17.