If you want to know your computer’s IP address, there are a few ways to find out. One way is to open a web browser and type “ipconfig” in the address bar. Another way is to open System Preferences and click on the Network icon. In the window that pops up, double-click on the name of your network adapter (usually Ethernet or Wi-Fi) and then enter “ipconfig /all” into the command prompt that appears. If you don’t have a network adapter, then you can download and install Network Utility from the App Store.
What is an IP Address?
Your computer has a unique identifier that is used to connect to the internet. This number, called an IP address, is required for computers to communicate with each other on the network. An IP address is a series of numbers that are assigned to every device that connects to the internet. IP addresses can be either static or dynamic. Static IP addresses are assigned by the user and remain fixed, while dynamic IP addresses are automatically assigned by the internet service provider and can change periodically.
A quick guide on how to check your IP Address on a Mac computer.
When you are troubleshooting on your Mac, it is often useful to know your IP address. This can be done in a few short steps. First, open the System Preferences app and then click on the Network icon. If you are connected to the internet, your IP address should be shown in the Status section of the window.
How to Check IP Address on Mac (3 Ways):
Method 1: Checking IP Address in System Preferences
When you need to check the IP address for your computer, you can use the System Preferences application. The process is simple and straightforward. First, open System Preferences and then click on the Network icon. Next, select the active network interface from the list on the left side of the window. Now, view the IP Address field in the right side of the window. If you need to change any settings related to your IP address, click on the Advanced button at the bottom of the window.
Method 2: Checking IP Address in Network Preferences
When you are troubleshooting your network, it can be helpful to know your computer’s IP address. In this article, we will show you how to find your IP address in Network Preferences.
First, open Network Preferences by clicking on the Apple icon at the top of your screen and selecting “System Preferences.” Then, click on the “Network” icon. If you are connected to a network, it will be displayed in the list on the left-hand side of the window.
To see your computer’s IP address, click on the “Details” tab. Your IP address will be displayed in the “IP Address” field.
Method 3: Checking IP Address with Terminal
We will also be covering how to change your IP address if needed. The Terminal application is a built-in application that comes with MacOS and is used for administrative tasks.
The first thing you will need to do is open the Terminal application. You can find it by searching for it in the Spotlight search bar or by navigating to Applications > Utilities > Terminal. When the Terminal application opens, you will need to type in the following command:
ifconfig | grep inet | grep -v “127.0.0.1”
This command will print out all of the information regarding your network interfaces, including your IP address.