Mac OS X (10.5+) - Finding the IP address and MAC address

This document describes the process of finding both the IP address and MAC address of your Mac OS computer.

 

IP Address

  1. Open the Apple Menu in the top left. Select System Preferences.

    Highlighting system preferences option in Apple menu
  2. Click the Network icon.

    Red highlight around Network icon in system preferences
  3. In the Network menu, click the Advanced button located in the bottom right corner.

    Red highlight around Advanced button in network menu
  4. Click the TCP/IP option in the top bar.

    Red highlight around TCP/IP
  5. Here, you will find the computer's IP address under IPv4 Address. Additionally, your router's IP can be found under Router.

    Red arrows pointing towards IP address and Router address

MAC Address

  1. Open the Apple Menu in the top left. Select System Preferences.

    Highlighting system preferences option in Apple menu
  2. Click the Network icon.

    Red highlight around Network icon in system preferences
  3. In the Network menu, click the Advanced button located in the bottom right corner.

    Red highlight around Advanced button in network menu
  4. Click the Hardware option in the top bar.

    Highlight around hardware option on top bar
  5. Here, you will find the computer's IP address under MAC Address.

    Hardware menu displaying MAC address

 

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