This is a very short tutorial on how to find your IP address on a Mac. If you are looking for a tutorial to do the same thing on a Windows computer, you can find that tutorial here.
This tutorial will only go over using the Network Utility. There are other ways to find your IP Address, such as from a terminal, but for most users this will be the easiest way. If you would like to do it from a terminal the command is “ifconfig” without the quotes.
Mac’s have an app called Network Utility that will easily let you find all the information that you need about your network and your computer. You can find it in your Applications folder. This is the full path:
Once you double click on the icon, the app should open and you will see the following.
Make sure you are on the “Info” tab. There you will the information about your network connection. In this case, you can see that my Ethernet connection, which is the wired connection, has an IP Address of 192.168.1.101. My network speed is 1 Gbit/s. This is a very simple and fast way to find the information that you need. If you have multiple connections, for example lets say you have a wired and wireless connection. You can find out the information for each one. Simply choose the drop down box and select whichever connection you would like information on.
Here you can see where the option to select the AirPort is available along with Firewire and Bluetooth. Simply select your device, and the IP Address will be displayed, but only if there is an actual connection. If your cable is unplugged or your AirPort is turned off, you will see a disconnected status message.
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