HOW TO FIND IP ADDRESS AND NETWORK MAC ADDRESS

This article on fundamentals of networking concepts will help users understand how to find the Desktop or Laptop IP address and Network Hardware address in a LAN setup.

FINDING IP AND NETWORK ADDRESS IN MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 & 8 OPERATING SYSTEM –

Step 1

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Click the Start button

Step 2

Type “cmd”

Step 3

At the top of the Start menu, cmd.exe should appear. Click on “cmd.exe”

Step 4

A black command box will appear with a blinking cursor.

Step 5

At the blinking cursor, type “ipconfig /all”Press Enter.

Step 6

Below the heading “Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:” you can find– IP Address entry

– Physical Address entry

FINDING IP AND NETWORK ADDRESS IN MAC OS X –

Step 1

Click on the Apple Menu.

Step 2

Select System Preferences.

Step 3

Click Network.

Step 4

A list of your network connections will appear at the left.

Step 5

To check your Wi-Fi IP and Network Hardware Addresses:5a Click on Wi-Fi on the main network page.

5b Click the Advanced… button.

5c Your “Wi-Fi address” (your hardware address) will appear at the bottom of the window.

5d To view your IP address, Click on the TCP/IP tab. Your IPv4 and IPv6 addresses will be listed.

Step 6

To check your Ethernet (or wired) IP and Network Hardware Addresses:6a Click on Ethernet on the main network page.

6b Click the Advanced button.

6c Your IP addresses will be shown in the window that opens.

6d To view your hardware address, Click on the Hardware tab.

6e The “MAC Address” listed in this window is your hardware address.

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