Saturday, April 9, 2011

Check Your Mac's IP Address

For troubleshooting network issues, you may need to find your IP address. In Mac OSX, you can find your computer's IP address in the Network pane of System Preferences. Your IP address is determined by several factors, including whether or not the computer is hooked directly into the modem or is a part of a local area network (LAN).

The IP address may change over type, depending on the configuration settings by your LAN administrator or Internet service provider.

This article will help you to find out your Mac's IP address.
  1. Click the Apple logo on the top left of the screen.
  2. Select "System Preferences."
  3. Select "Network" under the Internet and Network section.
  4. Select which connection you'd like to check in the Show drop-down menu. If you're hooked up via Ethernet, select "Built In Ethernet." If you have a wireless network, select "AirPort."
  5. Select "TCP/IP" on the Network screen.
  6. View your computer's IP address on the subsequent screen displayed on your Mac