Finding the IP Address of macOS Device (e.g. iMac or MacBook Pro)


Each computer at North Central University  (and elsewhere on the Internet) is assigned a unique IP address. In most cases, the computer is also assigned a unique hostname. This name and address allow you to communicate with other computer systems on campus and on the Internet.

IP addresses can be static, meaning a permanent number is assigned to your computer (by IT) or they can be dynamic, meaning a temporary number is assigned each time you connect to the network. At NCU, most computers have dynamic IP addresses assigned by Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).  

Finding Your IP Address

  1. Click the Apple  icon in the upper-left corner of the screen.
  2. Select System Preferences.

  1. Select Network.

  1. Select your active connection from the list on the left. You should then see you IP address listed on the right.​​​​​​​

Need assistance?

If you need assistance, please submit an IT service request

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