Find Local IP Address

Here’s a quick tip for those of you looking to find your LOCAL (as in within your network) IP address.  In Windows, you would simply issue the following command from the command prompt (Start > Run > “cmd”)


Which would yield something similar to the following results.

Windows IP Configuration 
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: 
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

From a Linux shell, you would issue the following:


Which would yield something similar to the following results

eth0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0F:EA:91:04:07
  inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
  inet6 addr: fe80::20f:eaff:fe91:407/64 Scope:
  RX packets:31167 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
  TX packets:26404 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
  collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
 RX bytes:38338591 (36.5 MiB)  TX bytes:3538152 (3.3 MiB)
 Interrupt:18 Base address:0xc000
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
 inet addr:  Mask: 
 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host 
RX packets:1994 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 
TX packets:1994 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 
 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0			 
RX bytes:188041 (183.6 KiB)  TX bytes:188041 (183.6 KiB)

23 replies on “Find Local IP Address”

Matt – I’m not sure exactly what you are looking for. Please post with some clarification so I might be able to help you.

I have an encoder attached to my laptop vis ethernet. How can I find the IP address of that device? There is supposed to be a default IP address from the manufacturer, but I am not able to ping it. Any ideas?

hi, i had a virus which did not allow me to access my command prompt, so i tried this site which directly gave away the ip address [url][/url]

i have ubuntu, but when i hit ifconfig in terminal, under the section “eth0” there is no inet addr… it just skips to UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST and so on. can someone help me please?

my tried to open cmd and type net view and tracert (user) it gives my a a MSG that say unable to resolve target system name (user)and i cant get it to work if you can find another way to get my step moms ip so i can telnet to her computer so i can mess with here. lol please email me at:[email protected]


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