Tuesday, January 5, 2016

How to check my own IP address on Ubuntu

If you are new to linux world, you might be wondering how to check on your own ip address, in this article i will show you how to check your ip address on ubuntu.

The best way to find out about your own ip address is using command line/console/terminal on ubuntu, so go ahead open console/terminal by pressing CTRL + ALT + T, and type this command


You can see your ip address by running ifconfig, it will show all network interface that's available on your computer.

Actually ifconfig can also be use to configure network interface, in fact that's the real purpose of the program.

Using ifconfig you can set new ip address, subnet mask, etc for any network interface, but it's only temporary not permanent.

Another tool/program that you can use to configure network interface is using iwconfig, the different is iwconfig is specially design for wireless network.


Besides using command line/console/terminal you can also use GUI to get your current ip address on ubuntu.

Simply click on network applet and then select "Connection Information" you will see something like this:

 That's your ip address :)

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