Frequently asked questions

Do You Know What Your IP Address Is?

There are many questions about how to find your internet address, but the basics can be learned by visiting any website with an interface designed to allow easy computer connection. The instructions in this guide will walk you through both basic and advanced methods for determining your IP address.

Where can you find your public IP address?

Keep in mind that these tools display your public IP address — the one used by the internet to locate your network — rather than the local IP address behind your router. 1. Use a free online tool. Your public IP address can be identified in a variety of ways. The simplest method is to use a free online tool to find your IP address. This tool will quickly tell you your IP address, location, and ISP. 2. Make use of Google search. Another option is to use Google search to find your public IP address. Simply type in “what is my IP address” or “how to find my IP address,” and the search engine will tell you — though it will not reveal your ISP or location.

On Windows, how do you find your local IP address?

It's easy to find your local IP address, and it usually only takes a few clicks, but the clicks vary depending on which version of Windows you're using. Here's how to find your local IP address using the Windows command prompt (CMD):

  1. To access the command prompt, open the Start (Windows) menu and type cmd into the search bar. If you don't see a search bar, go to the Start menu and select "Run."
  2. Enter ipconfig at the command prompt or in the Run box. The IP address is one of several network arcana that will be displayed in a new window.

How to Find Your Local IP Address on a Mac?

  1. Select “System Preferences...” from the Apple menu.
  2. Navigate to the View menu and select "Network."
  3. Click on the network connection in the left column, which is usually Ethernet or Wi-Fi depending on whether you have a wired or wireless connection.
  4. When using an Ethernet connection, your local IP address will be displayed.
  5. Click the “Advanced...” button in the lower-right corner, followed by the “TCP/IP” button at the top of the window, to connect to Wi-Fi. It will display your IP address.