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How can I find the IP address of my Mac or Windows computer?

MAC OS X
Staff & Student Computers running OS 10.9: IP addresses are viewable while logged into the computer.

  1. While logged into the computer, click on the Apple in the upper left corner of your screen and select System Preferences.
  2. Click on the Network button.
  3. If a window comes up that says “New port detected” click OK.
  4. Highlight Ethernet to see what your IP Address is. (it will be a string of numbers and look like 10.1xx.xxx.xxx). If you are connected to the wireless network, select Airport to see what your IP Address is. (it will be a string of numbers and look like 10.1xx.xxx.xxx)

Student Computers < OS 10.9

At the login screen, click on the Date & Time in the upper right corner of screen. The text will cycle through several pieces of information (the serial number, date and time, etc...). The IP address will be one of the items displayed. (It will be a string of numbers and look like 10.1xx.xxx.xxx)


WINDOWS XP

  1. Click on Start in the lower left corner of your screen. Select Run.
  2. Type cmd in the command line.
  3. A black window will open up on your screen. At the > prompt, type ipconfig and hit Enter.
  4. Your IP address will be displayed (it will be a string of numbers and look like 10.1xx.xxx.xxx).
  5. Close the command window.




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