Ipconfig Mac OS X

How to get your local IP address with Ipconfig equivalent for Mac OS X

Ipconfig Mac – Just like you you can open command prompt in Windows and hit “ipconfig” to get your local LAN/WLAN IP address, you have the same option on a Mac in OS X with the command “ifconfig”.

Simply open up the terminal, eg. by pressing cmd+space and typing “terminal”.
Then type “ifconfig” and hit enter.

Ipconfig Mac OS X

How to get your local IP address from System Preferences

Another option to get your local IP address on a Mac is to click the Apple logo in the taskbar,  then click “System Preferences”, type “Network” and hit enter. This will open up a graphical view, which shows you your local IP address as illustrated:

Ipconfig Mac OS X

  • This is the message that I get when I type ipconfig. Also attached my stats. What am I supposed to do now?

  • Al B

    try ifconfig (not ipconfig) like it says and you should be good to go

  • Paul Sørensen

    Al B is right. On OS X you need to use “ifconfig” instead of “IPconfig”. That’ll do the trick :)