Answered By: John Newman
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2015     Views: 28

How to find your IP Address


An IP address is a unique address assigned to any device on the internet.  These addresses are most often dynamically allocated – so while an IP address may appear to remain the same, periodically they can and do change.

There are a number of reasons one might want to obtain their IP address – most often it is because they want to remote into their device, or they require remote assistance from the RITE support desk.  There are a number of methods to find the IP address of a device.

The easiest which works on almost all platforms.

  1. Open any web browser, such as Internet Explorer or Chrome
  2. Go to
  3. In the search box, type in “my ip” and search on these parameters.
  4. The default result will say “My public IP address is”


Other methods:

Windows 8

  1. Click on the Network Icon and then Network and Internet
  2. Next to Connections, click on the network adapter’s name.
  3. Click on Details.  The IP is next to IPv4


Windows 7

  1. Click on Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Sharing Center
  2. Under connection, click View Status
  3. Click Details

Mac OS X 10.5 or newer

  1. Click on the Apple menu > System preferences > network
  2. Click on the name of the network (Ethernet or wi-fi)


  1. At a command prompt type in ifconfig eth0 (for the primary Ethernet device)