IP Address

What is an IP Address?

An IP Address is a string of numbers separated by periods that identifies each computer using the Internet Protocol to communicate over a network.  For example, a typical IP Address may look like this: or

How can I find my IP Address?

Photo Credit:  PC Advisor

Photo Credit:  PC Advisor

On an ipad or iphone:

First, tap on the Settings app, then on Wi-Fi. You will  need to be connected to a router or access point to have an IP address.

Then, tap on the 'i' to the right of the network to which your device is connected and you will see its IP address, along with your router's IP address (see photo on right).


On a Tablet or smartphone:

Android devices differ depending on the manufacturer and the modifications they've made to Android.

Generally, you should go to Settings, then Wi-Fi, and then tap on the name of the network to which you're connected.

On an HTC smartphone, it looks like this:

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Photo Credit: PC Advisor


Still having trouble finding your IP Address?

Contact your local IT Administrator for assistance.