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How do you find your static IP address?

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Accessing your static IP varies slightly by platform. For Windows and Mac platforms, you are able to access the static IP through the command prompt or terminal.

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To find the static IP on Windows, the first step is to click the Windows Start Logo on the bottom left. Left click if you are using Windows 7 and earlier, and right click if you are using Windows 8 and above. Then find the option Run. Once the run box has appeared, type "cmd," and hit Enter. This brings up the command prompt. Once in the command prompt, type "ipconfig," and hit Enter. This brings up a list of information. The section that contains the static IP is labeled Ethernet Adapter. Below this section is a category labeled "IPV4." The proceeding numbers make up the static IP.

To find the static IP on Mac, the first step is to navigate to the home screen. At the top tool bar, scroll to the Go section in the upper left, and click on Utilities. This opens a list of programs. Navigate to the Terminal application, and click it. Once inside the terminal, type "ifconfig," and hit Enter to bring up a list of information. Scroll to the En0 section. In this section is a category labeled Inet. The proceeding numbers make up the static IP.

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