If you’d like to check your IP address by poking around at the Unix underbelly of Mac OS X, go in to the Applications folder, then the Utilities folder, then double-click on the Terminal. Type
ifconfig and press Return. You’ll get a lot of network information. If you are using ethernet, you’re going to look under
en0. If you are using Airport, you will find the IP address under
For our example, we are connected via Airport, so we look under
en1. The third row under
en1 starts out
inet then displays the IP address.