Finding Your IP Address

Finding your local IP address is relatively quick and simple. The method changes depending on your operating system, however.

Windows


To find your Local IP while on Windows OS, take the following steps:

  1. Click on the Start menu and type cmd and open the command line interface.
  2. Once this has loaded, type ipconfig and press enter.
  3. A lot of information will appear. The bit you are looking for is the is "IPv4 Address".

Mac OSX


To find your Local IP while on Mac OSX, take the following steps:

  1. Open System Preferences (one way to do this is clicking on the Apple menu at the top left corner of your screen).
  2. Once this has loaded, click on Network. You should see a few options on the left with labels like Wi-Fi, Ethernet etc. 
  3. Depending what you want to get the IP address of, click on the option to the left that you want.
    For the case of checking Wi-Fi, there is a sentence to the right of your option along the lines of "Wi-Fi is connected to SSID_NAME and has the IP address 192.168.1.102". You are looking for the number at the end of that sentence.