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 How to Find Your Computer's IP Address and Computer Name

 Instructions for finding your IP Address and Computer name on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OSX.

Instructions For Finding Your Computer's IP Address and Computer Name

 

This guide contains the following instructions:

How to find your computer’s IP Address in:             How to find your computer’s full name in:

Windows 8                                                                    Windows 8

Windows 7                                                                    Windows 7

Mac OSX                                                                        Mac OSX

 

 

Windows 8

To find your computer’s local IP Address:

 

1. From your computer’s Start Screen type CMD.

2. In your search results you will see a search result for Command Prompt. Click Command Prompt.

 

 

3. A command prompt window will open, type in: ipconfig /all and hit Enter on your keyboard.

 

 

4. Once you hit Enter, the command prompt will return with your IP configuration details. For this, you will be looking for your IPV4 Address, if you are on a wired internet connection, the IPV4 address will be found under the section labeled as: Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection. If you are connected to the internet through wireless, it will be under a section labeled as: Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection.

 

 

To find your computer’s full name in Windows 8.

 

1. From your computer’s Start Screen type in Control Panel.

 

2. In your search results you will see a search result for Control Panel. Click Control Panel.

 

3. In your computer’s Control Panel click System

 

4. A window will open containing details of your computer. Included in that, you will find a field labeled as: Full computer name 

 

 

 

Windows 7

To find your computer’s local IP Address:

1. Open your Start menu and type CMD into the Start Search. Click CMD to open your Command Prompt.

screenshot of cmd search with cmd highlighted 

 

2. A command prompt window will open, type in: ipconfig /all and hit Enter on your keyboard.

 

 

4. Once you hit Enter, the command prompt will return with your IP configuration details. For this, you will be looking for your IPV4 Address, if you are on a wired internet connection, the IPV4 address will be found under the section labeled as: Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection. If you are connected to the internet through wireless, it will be under a section labeled as: Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection.

 

 

To find your computer’s full name in Windows 7:

1. Click Start in the lower left hand corner of your screen.

2. In the start menu, right click Computer and in the menu select Properties.

 

 

3. A window will open containing details of your computer. Included in that, you will find a field labeled as: Full computer name 

 

 

 

Mac OSX

 

To find your computer’s IP Address on a Mac:

 

1. Click the Apple in the upper left of your screen and select System Preferences.

 

2. In your System Preferences, click Network.

 

 

4. In your Network configuration window you will see your IP Address underneath your network status.

 

 

 

To find your computer’s full name in Mac OSX:

 

1. Click the Apple in the upper left of your screen and select System Preferences.

 

 

2. In your System Preferences, click Sharing.

 

 

3. In the Sharing window you will find your computer name which will end in wither .local or .domain

 

 

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the IT@UC Service Desk at (513)556-4357 or via email at: HelpDesk@uc.edu

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