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How to Find a Network's IP Address Info

Step by step instructions on how to find a network’s IP information.

What to Do:

The following steps differ depending on the device available.

What operating system are you using?

Windows 10

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  1. Select the Start menu button in the lower-left corner, and type "cmd" into the search bar.
  2. Select "Command Prompt".
  3. Type "ipconfig/all" and press Enter.
  4. Your network’s IP information should now be displayed in a list. Scroll through the list to find the following settings:
    • IPv4 Address or IP Address
    • Subnet Mask
    • Default Gateway
    • DNS Servers
  1. Select the Wi-Fi network icon on the taskbar and then "Network settings".
  2. Select "Wi-Fi".
  3. Select "Advanced options", located towards the bottom-right.
  4. Under Properties, look for your IP address listed next to "IPv4 address".

Windows 8

  1. Point your mouse to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click "Search".
  2. Enter "cmd" into the search box, and select "Command Prompt".
  3. Type "ipconfig/all" and press Enter.
  4. Your network’s IP information should now be displayed in a list. Scroll through the list to find the following settings:
    • IPv4 Address or IP Address
    • Subnet Mask
    • Default Gateway
    • DNS Servers

Windows 7

  1. Select the Start button located in the bottom left corner.
  2. Type Run into the Start Menu search and press Enter. (If no search is present, a “Run” option should be present instead.)
  3. Type "CMD" and press Enter.
  4. Type "ipconfig/all" and press Enter.
  5. Your network’s IP information should now be displayed in a list. Scroll through the list to find the following settings:
    • IPv4 Address or IP Address
    • Subnet Mask
    • Default Gateway
    • DNS Servers

macOS

  1. Select “System Preferences” from the Apple icon in the top left corner.
  2. Select “Network” under “Internet and Network”.
  3. On the left side, select the type of connection you are using (AirPort, Ethernet, etc.) The active connection should say “Connected”.
  4. Select “Advanced”.
  5. Click the TCP/IP button.
  6. Your network’s IP information should now be displayed. The following may be used when connecting your system online:
    • IPv4 Address
    • Subnet Mask
    • Default Gateway (listed as "Router")
    • DNS Servers (located under the DNS button)