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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by slipper, Nov 9, 2005.
How do i find out what my IP address is within my wireless network. 192.168.1.x
Here is one way.
System Preferences >> Network >> TCP/IP
Use the "ifconfig" command from the terminal. Or check in system preferences/network.
or go to whatismyip.com
that's the lazy way to do it!
/lazy means better
That will give you your WAN IP address
Doesn't give your ip address within a network though.
edesignuk beat me to it!!
Still good for external IP...
//tried to save myself
///DID NOT WORK
Forgot about this, another way I look it up is by using fruitmenu.
You can put the ip addess to appear in your fruitmenu or contextual menu.
i found it, thanks for the quick replys!!!
if you want more information about your connectio (i.e. the IP address, Gateway, and DNS servers) then you can check out Networking at the System Profiler.
Type 'ifconfig' from the terminal. There are just so many way...
That one often gives an upstream address instead of your address. This seems to be more reliable.
What is the difference from upstream address and address. I get the same IP from both sites posted?
To find out your ip address, go to the apple menu, and select about this mac. Then click on more info. Click on network, and you will see your ip address.
I've found it faster just to type in 'network' in Spotlight, and select Network from System Preferences grouping.
But your way also provides more detailed information.
Sometimes you get the same IP, and sometimes you get different IPs. I think it depends on the route the packets take. I often get the IP address of one of my ISP's servers when using whatismyip.com.
In the terminal, type "ifconfig" to see the current state of all network interfaces. If you are 3leet, try "ifconfig en0 | egrep inet". You'll see IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, if your computer is assigned both.
There are some dashboard widgets that can do this too. Sysstat, I believe, shows your internal IP and your external IP, so that would be pretty convenient. I stopped using Sysstat a while ago because it was getting unstable. I'm sure there are a hundred others that show your address.
I think it depends on what proxy server your ISP assigns you to at that time. some ISP does not have proxy, some ISP changes your proxy periodically even when you are logged on, some ISP assigns proxy based on geographical position.
Anyway to the original poster, if you are using tiger and needs to check periodically, there's a free widget (network stat) available at apple site that helps to detect your ip address.
sorry i didn't notice it was internal IP..well System Preferences, network shud do the job...
The only reason you would get a different address would be whether your address is translated through some device. That device may be a router, a proxy server, or a firewall. If your packet is routed through such a device, your IP will appear different on the Internet than it does on your system.
holy mother of all resurrection, this thread is old.
1. I hope slipper found the IP address since its been almost 3 years now.
2. You are incorrect with your post. That site gets you the external IP address, not the internal address that was requested. Did you even read the thread? We already covered this.