Support's Q&A: What is my IP address

What's an IP address?

Every computer that is connected to the Internet has an IP address which consists of 4 numbers from 0 to 255 separated by . (dot)

Examples:  134.184.129.3    164.15.128.3    193.190.198.53

IP addresses at the VUB have 134.184.*.* addresses, IP addresses at the ULB have 164.15.*.*

What is the IP address of my computer?

PC users with Windows 98/ME

Start an MS-DOS prompt (from the Start Menu/Programs) and type the command

ipconfig

PC users with Windows 2000/XP

Start a Command prompt (from the Start Menu/All Programs/Accessories) and type the command

ipconfig

Macintosh users with MacOS 8.x/9.x

You will find the IP address in the TCP/IP Control panel (from the Apple menu, in the Control Panels), either hardcoded, or by pushing the Info button.

Macintosh users with MacOS X

You will find the IP address in the Network Preferences (from the Apple menu, in the System Preferences), in the TCP/IP section.

VUB/ULB Computing Centre
Created: 10 September 2003, Modified: 10 September 2003
Email: support@vub.ac.be