IP Address

An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a series of numbers that OIT Technicians use to figure out where on a network your computer is located. It is useful for our technicians to know your IP address so that they can promptly diagnose any network issues that you may be having.

Finding Your Computer's IP Address on a PC

The following are instructions for finding your IP address on Windows 10.

  1. On your keyboard, press the Win Key and the at the same time to bring up the Run Dialog Box.

    Picture of a windows key, a plus sign, and a "r" key
     
  2. In the window that appears in the bottom-left hand corner of your screen, type in cmd and click OK.

    Screenshot of the Run Dialogue Box with a red box around the "OK" button and a red arrow pointing towards the "OK" button
     
  3. The command prompt window will appear, with white text on a black background. In this window, type ipconfig and press enter.

    Screen shot of a command prompt window with "ipconfig" entered in.
     
  4. A long list of information will appear. Look for the heading that begins Ethernet adapter (when connected via Ethernet to the network) or Wireless LAN Adapter (If you are on the wireless network). In the detail below that heading, look for IPv4 Address. The number to the right of that heading is your IP Address.

    Screenshot of the command prompt window with a red box around "Ethernet Adapter Ethernet and a box around IPv4 Address.
     

Finding Your Computer's IP Address on a Mac

The following are instructions for finding the IP Address on a Mac.

  1. Click on the Network icon from the tool bar at the top of the screen and select Open Network Preferences…

    Screenshot of the Network menu on a Mac with a red box around "Open Network Preferences" and an arrow pointing towards the red box.
     
  2. In the window that appears, make sure your method of connection (Ethernet or Wi-Fi) is selected from the options on the left. The IP Address is then listed in the box on the right.

    Screenshot of the Network Preferences window on Mac with a red box around the "IP Address" field and a red arrow pointing towards the box.
     
If you have any issues finding the IP Address on your computer, please contact the OIT Support Center.

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Article ID: 117203
Created
Mon 9/28/20 9:00 PM
Modified
Tue 1/19/21 11:59 AM