An Easy Way to Find Your IP Address on Mac OSX Lion

Finding out the IP address of your Mac in OSX 10.7 Lion really is simple. Here’s how.

How do you find your IP address on Mac OSX Lion?

You may want know what your computer’s IP address is. If you are using Mac OSX Lion, here are the simple steps you’ll need to follow without using Terminal, which can be intimidating for some people.

This procedure makes use of System Preferences and also works in Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard and Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Launch System Preferences then select Network

  1. Launch System Preferences.
  2. Select Network
  3. Select the network port (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.) on the left. Choose Wi-Fi if you are connected using Wi-Fi.
  4. If you are connected to the internet, under Status you will see the your IP address. The IP address is written as a series of numbers separated by periods, such as “”

Choose your network to the left of the window. Under Status you will see your IP address.

That’s it. It really is quite simple and could be done by anyone on a Macintosh computer.


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