How to Find Your PC’s IP Address on Linux and Mac (Step By Step)

This tutorial will teach you how to find your Linux or Mac Computers IP Address, this is a step by step guide which you must follow. IP stands for Internet Protocol. An IP address is a string of numbers which is assigned to devices such as a router, a computer, etc. IP is used for communication between various devices. IP address helps other devices to identify each other and to transfer information from one network to another network. However, finding the IP address on Mac or Linux is not an easy task. You need to execute some of the steps to find the IP address on Mac or Linux OS. Thus, here we are with the methods which can be used to find the IP address on Mac and Linux.

Note: You can login to your WiFi router amdin dashboard at 192.168.1.1 to see the IP Address of your computer. Moreover you can also chnage some useful settings from that page. Some routers use domain login address such as tplinkwifi.net or http://jiofi.local.html.

Finding IP address on Linux:

It doesn’t matter what build of Linux is running. There are many methods you can opt for finding the IP address. We have listed some of them below:

Method 1: This is the simplest method using which you can find the IP address on Linux OS.

Step 1: You will find a network icon in the notification area. Right-click on it.
Step 2: If the network icon is not found then right click on the notification area.
Step 3: Select “Add to Panel
Step 4: Select “Network Manager
Step 5: Still not getting it? We have an alternate method. Go to System, select administration.
Step 6: Go to Network tools and choose your network.
Step 7: Click on “Connection Information.”
A new window with your IP address and network connection will be displayed.

Method 2:

Step 1: In your search bar type “Terminal,” Open Terminal.
Step 2: Type “/sbin/ifconfig” command which will display some network information.
Step 3: IP address will be given next to “inet addr”.
Here you can find the IP address of each device.

An alternative method to find the IP address on Linux is as follows:

Step 1: Search for Terminal on the search bar and Open it.
Step 2: Enter the command (ip addr show).
Step 3: Here each devices IP address is listed near it.
If you have confusion regarding your IP address mostly it is “eth0” you would want to look at because it is the first Ethernet Adapter recognized.

Finding IP address for Mac:

Knowing the IP address of this is important for setting up a network. Like listed above Mac also has different methods that can be followed to find the IP address, here are the few of it.

Method 1:

This is the easiest method which you can use for finding the IP address on your Mac.
Step 1: 
Open the web browser.
Step 2: 
Just type IP address into the web browser.
Step 3: 
The public IP address of your Mac will appear on the tab.

Method 2:

Step 1: You can find an Apple Icon on your screen on the corner of your screen.
Step 2: Click on it, in the displayed options select System Preferences.
Step 3: Click on Network which is in the third row.
Step 4: Select the connection you want.
Step 5: Click on the TCP/IP tab. The IP address of your MAC will be displayed in the settings window.

Method 3:

Step 1: On Search window type Terminal and open it.
Step 2: In Terminal window just type ipconfig command which is ifconfig | grep “inet” | grep v 127.0.0.1)
Step 3: After typing this ipconfig command then press enter.
Step 4: You can see the IP address near inet.

Method 4:

Step 1: You can find an Apple Icon on your screen on the corner of your screen.
Step 2: Click on it, and then, in the displayed options select “System Preferences.”
Step 3: now, click on “Network” which is on the third row, and select the connection you want.
Step 4: You will be connected to the network via Airport or Ethernet. Under the connection status, your IP address will be displayed.

These are the few methods which we can use to find the IP address in Mac (Macintosh).

These were the methods which you can use for finding the IP address on your Mac or Linux. If you have any queries regarding any method or step listed above, then please let us know about it in the comments section below.