Find computer’s IP and MAC address: Windows, OSX and Linux

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Find computer’s IP and MAC address: Windows, OSX and Linux

IP address (Internet Protocol address) and MAC address (Media access control address) are the two common computer’s network identity you need to know. Finding these identities on your computer is very easy, but make sure the information should not be exposed in public and should be secure from hackers and unknown peoples you don’t know. Using IP and MAC, hackers can easily access your computer.

I don’t know, for what purpose you want your IP and MAC, but in the networking industry, it is everything. The structure of an IP address (IPV4) is made up of four parts separated by dots(.) and there are two different kinds of IPs Public and Private, and the structure of a MAC address is made up of six pairs of characters separated by colon(:).

→ To find public IP address on any device including computer, smartphone or TV, you just search “what is my IP address” on Google.

1. On Windows

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1.1. To find the IP address:

  1. Launch command prompt (Press Windows key+R > type CMD > Enter).
  2. Type command ipconfig and enter.
  3. Look at the row of IPv4 and find your IP address.
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1.2. To find the MAC address:

  1. Go to start, and launch control panel.
  2. Find Network and Sharing center in Network and Internet.
  3. Click change adapter settings.
  4. Right click to network adapter and select status.
  5. Open details of the connection.
  6. Physical address is your MAC address.
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2. On MAC OSX

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2.1. To find the IP address:

  1. Click on the Apple drop menu, select System Preferences.
  2. Select Network.
  3. Select the connected network.
  4. You’ll see your IP address on the right-hand side.

2.2. To find the MAC address:

  1. Click on the Apple drop menu, select System Preferences.
  2. Select Network.
  3. Select the connected network.
  4. Click Advanced, and select TCP/IP.
  5. Go to the hardware tab, and find your MAC address.

3. On Linux

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You can also run a terminal command ifconfig to get the IP and MAC address. But, the easiest way to find network information on Linux is here:

3.1. To find IP and MAC address:

  1. On the top menu bar, Click the network icon.
  2. Select Connection Information.
  3. In the General section, the hardware Address is your MAC address.
  4. Your IP address showing on below IPv4 section.