How to Find an iMac IP Address

by K.C. Winslow

When your iMac, or any computer, connects to the Internet, a unique string of numbers called an IP address identifies it. An IP address appears as a series of numbers separated with periods. According to CNET, “All resources on the Internet must have an IP address--or else they're not on the Internet at all.”

1

Go to the “Apple” menu in the upper left corner of your iMac window and open “System Preferences.”

2

Click on the “Network” icon.

3

Select a connected network port, such as the Ethernet, AirPort or modem, from the menu on the left side of the window.

4

Locate the IP address beneath “Status.”

About the Author

A writer from Chicago, K.C. Winslow has been publishing articles relating to health, beauty, travel, crafts, education, Macintosh computers and technology since 2000. She holds a Master of Arts degree in writing from the University of Melbourne, Australia, where she lived for several years.

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