The Internet Protocol, or IP address, is assigned to each device on a network. Like a street or postal address, an IP address is how you identify a single device on your network among all the others. This post will demonstrate how to find my Raspberry Pi IP address.
If you are using a Raspberry Pi 3, you can find your IP address by entering the following command into the terminal: ifconfig
This should return a list of network interfaces and their associated IP addresses. The IP address for the “eth0” interface should be your Raspberry Pi’s IP address. If you are using a different model of Raspberry Pi, you may need to use another command to find your IP address.
This will give you the IP address that has been assigned to your Raspberry Pi by the DHCP server.
If you need to find your Raspberry Pi’s IP address from outside your local network, you can use a service like whatismyip.com.
How to Find Your Pi’s IP Address from a Windows Computer on the Same Network?
If you’re running Windows 10,
- Open the Start menu and search for “Command Prompt.” Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator in the search results.
- In the Command Prompt window, type the following: ipconfig. This command will show all your network adapters and their corresponding IP addresses.
- Locate the network adapter connected to the same network as your Raspberry Pi. The IP address will be listed next to “IPv4 Address.”
If you’re running an older version of Windows, you can find your IP address by
- Opening the Command Prompt and typing ipconfig | findstr /i “IP Address.”
- You should see something like this: The IP address is the set of numbers to the right of the line that says “IPv4 Address.” In this case, it’s 192.168.1.104.
How to Find Your Pi’s IP Address with Third-Party Tools?
If you can’t or don’t want to use the methods above to find your Pi’s IP address, a few third-party tools make finding a Pi on a network much more accessible.
Fing will scan your network and list all devices it finds in seconds. The results sort by device type, so scroll down to see the Raspberry Pi section.
How To Get The Current IP Address With A Monitor?
If you are trying to get the current IP address with a monitor port, you can use the “ipconfig” command. This will give you the current configuration of your network, including the IP address.
You can also use this same command to find other information about your networks, such as the subnet mask and default gateway.
How to Set a Static IP on Raspberry Pi (LAN or WLAN)?
If you want to set a static IP address on your Raspberry Pi, there are a few different ways to do it. You can follow the same process whether you have a LAN or WLAN connection.
First, open up the terminal and type in: sudo nano /etc/dhcpcd.conf
Scroll down to the bottom of the file and add the following lines: interface wlan0 static ip_address=192.168.1.200/24 static routers=192.168.1.1 static domain_name_servers=192.168.1.1
Change the IP address to whatever you want it to be. It just needs to be in the same range as your router’s IP address. For the routers and domain_name_servers lines, you will need to put in your router’s IP address.
Save and exit the file, then reboot your Raspberry Pi for the changes to take effect.
What if my Raspberry Pi is not showing any IP address?
If your Raspberry Pi does not show any IP address, the network interface is likely not configured correctly. You can check the network interface configuration by running the following command: ifconfig -a
This will display all of the available network interfaces on your system. If the network interface you are using is not listed, it is not configuring.
You can configure the network interface by editing the /etc/network/interfaces file.
Add the following lines to the file, substituting the correct values for your network: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address IP_ADDRESS netmask NETMASK gateway GATEWAY
Save the file and then restart the network interface with the following command: sudo ifup eth0
How To Use The Raspberry Pi IP Address For Remote Access Over Internet?
If you want to access your Raspberry Pi over the Internet, you will need to know the IP address of your device. You can find this information in the “Network” section of the “Preferences” menu.
Once you have located your IP address, you can use it to connect to your device via SSH or VNC. You will need to forward port 22 (SSH) or 5900 (VNC) to your Raspberry Pi’s IP address.
Once you have set up port forwarding, you will be able to connect to your Raspberry Pi from anywhere.
How To Connect To The Raspberry Pi Once I Know Its IP Address?
If you know the IP address of your Raspberry Pi, you can connect to it using an SSH client. We recommend using the free program PuTTY.
2. Launch PuTTY and enter the IP address of your Raspberry Pi in the ‘Host Name’ field.
4. Click ‘Open.’
5. When prompted, enter the username and password for your Raspberry Pi. The default username is ‘pi,’ and the default password is ‘raspberry.’
Raspberry Pis may be readily connected to networks through ethernet in earlier variants or wireless in newer models. An IP address is a unique address issued to a network, including Raspberry Pi, that may be used to identify a device. When linked to the internet, your network’s IP address is a coherent address of your system.
Now, you now have a basic understanding of how to locate your Raspberry Pi’s IP address. If you have any problems while following these instructions, please leave a comment below.
Jenna Phipps is a contributor for websites such as routerlogin.app and Enterprise Storage Forum. She writes about information technology security, networking, and data storage. Jenna lives in Nashville, TN.
- 1 How to Find Your Pi’s IP Address from a Windows Computer on the Same Network?
- 2 How to Find Your Pi’s IP Address with Third-Party Tools?
- 3 How To Get The Current IP Address With A Monitor?
- 4 How to Set a Static IP on Raspberry Pi (LAN or WLAN)?
- 5 What if my Raspberry Pi is not showing any IP address?
- 6 How To Use The Raspberry Pi IP Address For Remote Access Over Internet?
- 7 How To Connect To The Raspberry Pi Once I Know Its IP Address?
- 8 Conclusion