Whether you use Mac, Windows, or Linux as your OS, if you have an issue and need to call customer support, they will almost certainly need to know your IP address in order to fix the issue remotely. But how do you find your IP address?

How To Find Your IP Address Using Mac OS X

For Mac users, you can find your IP address by opening up the Terminal program.  When Terminal is open type in ”ifconfig” at the prompt. Once you have located your IP Address information, type in “Exit” and the Terminal process will end.  Now just close the program in the usual manner (x). (Terminal is located in Applications, under the Utilities folder.)

How To Locate Your IP Address


How To Find Your IP Address using Microsoft Windows (7 or earlier)

Click the Start Menu, and select Run. Type in ”cmd” into the box and click the ”OK” button. Finally, at the prompt, type ”ipconfig” and information about your IP Address will be displayed. To close the program, type in Exit  and the process will end. Now just close the program in the usual manner.

How To Find Your IP Address Using A Linux OS

On a Linux system, you can find your IP address by typing ”ifconfig” at the prompt, which will then display information about your IP Address.  Again, once you have located your IP Address information, type in “Exit”.

If you can access the Internet, there are a number of sites available to locate your IP address, such as whatismyip or whatismyipaddress.

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