How to Find My IP Address in Ubuntu

There are several ways to view your system’s IP address in Ubuntu. In this tutorial, you will learn how to find your IP address from the command line and GUI.

These instructions have been verified to work on the most recent LTS Ubuntu versions:

  • Ubuntu 22.04
  • Ubuntu 20.04
  • Ubuntu 18.04

How to find my IP address via GUI method

If you want to find your private or internal IP address via the default GNOME GUI, follow these easy steps:

Step 1. In the top corner of your desktop, click on the network icon.

Accesing network settings through Ubuntu desktop

Step 2. Next select ‘Wired Settings’ or ‘Wireless Settings’ depending on what kind of adapter your computer is using.

Opening Wired settings on Ubuntu

Step 3. Finally click on the cogwheel icon as shown in the screenshot.

Opening wired connection information on Ubuntu

Step 4. A window will show up with your private IPv4 and IPv6 address, including the DNS information and default gateway.

Window output showing IP information on Ubuntu

How to find my IP address via command line

If you want to know what your private or internal IP is using the command line, simply execute:

$ ip a
$ ip address

Output of the private IP information in Ubuntu

If you want to know what your public IP address is, you can use one of the following commands:

$ curl
$ wget -qO -

Output of public IP information in Ubuntu

You can also follow our tutorial on how to check external IP on Linux for more information.

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