The IP address is your device or computer’s location online. It’s a position where the internet can locate you and track your online businesses. An IP address is issued by an Internet Service Provider (ISP). If you want to track your IP address on Mac, follow these step-by-step guide:
- Start by opening the System Preferences. You can either click the Apple logo located on top of the Mac screen.
- Choose on system preferences.
- Then hit on Network located under the Wireless and Internet section.
- After that, highlight a green dotted option located on the left bar.
- Look at the information displayed on the right pane. Ensure it says “connected at the top” then a small text beneath it tells you what the internal Mac’s IP address is.
How to Find an External IP on Mac
- Locate the router’s configuration page. You can access the router using a web interface that allows you to see as well as adjusting the settings.
- After that, open the interface through dialing the IP address within the web browser. Confirm whether the router’s documentation has specific address.
- Later, open the router status. External IP’s address varies from one router to the other, but some have it listed on Wide Area Network (WAN) or router status.
- Your IP address must appear on the Router status or beneath the internet port, and all connections made away from the router will display the address.
- On the Google tab, search for “IP address.” And the first thing to appear is your public or external address.
How to find the IP address using the Terminal on Mac
- On the utility section located on the Application folder, open Terminal tab. Use an ifconfig command that will result in the display of many irrelevant data that are quite confusing.
- A command appears and eliminates unnecessary items, then displays your IP address.
Note: This is a feedback loop that you can ignore when searching for an IP address
- Lastly, copy your IP address.