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.”


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


Click on the “Network” icon.


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


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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