CREATED: 14/03/2020 @ 13:48, UPDATED: 14/03/2020 @ 13:57 BY: Mark
1. Private IP address on Windows
To find your private IP on a Windows system, simply open up the command prompt. To do that on Windows 10, type ‘cmd’ in the search box (next to the Start button on the taskbar), and you should see the relevant command prompt app pop up in the suggested results (best match). Click on it. (You can run the same search on older versions of Windows, by the way – just hit up the search box).
Once you have the command prompt open, simply type in the following and hit enter:
Your local IP address will be listed under ‘IPv4 Address’.
2. How to find your IP address on macOS
If you’re a Mac user, click on the Apple logo, head to ‘System Preferences’, then click on ‘Network’.
Now select the network you are actively connected to (with the green light showing, marked as ‘Connected’), and look under ‘Status’, on the right, where you’ll see the private IP address listed underneath where it (also) says ‘Connected’.
3. How to find your IP address on Linux (Ubuntu)
If your favorite flavor of Linux is Ubuntu – as it is for many folks – it’s possible to find your private IP by going to the ‘Activities’ overview (top-left), where you can type in ‘network’, then click on ‘Network’. (We’re assuming you’re using Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS here, but it should be much the same whatever version you’re running).
Now, depending on whether your connection is wired or wireless, you can click the ‘Settings’ button (which looks like a little sun) next to that connection. In the window that pops up, under the ‘Details’ tab, you will see your IP address displayed (‘IPv4 Address’).
4. How to find your IP address on other Linux distros
If you’re not running Ubuntu (although this method also works for that distro), then you’ll need to open a Terminal window: search for ‘terminal’ and click it, or you might find the keyboard shortcut is simply the Ctrl+Alt+T keys pressed together.
Once you’ve got the Terminal open, type in the following then press enter:
ip addr show
In the resulting information spewed out, you’re looking for the ‘inet’ line (with ‘scope global’ later in the line) – it’s just under ‘link/ether’. In this line, the first four-digit number directly following the word ‘inet’ is your IP.
5. How to find your IP address on Chrome OS
Click on Launcher (bottom-left of the desktop), type in ‘settings’ and click on the ‘Settings’ cog which pops up. Under where it says ‘Network’, your active network will be listed – click on it, and under ‘Known networks’ again click on the active network (which will say ‘Connected’ in green underneath it). Options relating to the network will now be listed, including your ‘IP address’ (this is your private IP).