i'm trying to find the IP address of a PC but when i use the CMD it shows odd stuff instead of the IP like fe80:2de0 and it go's on but i don't want to reveal any info of this PC's IP address someone plz help

  • Does this actually have anything to do with an Apple product? Are you asking how to find an IP address on a Mac? Because you stated you're looking for the address of a PC, and you mentioned CMD (which is the Windows Command Prompt, not the Mac Terminal) Commented Jul 3, 2014 at 20:16
  • Perhaps he or she is using Bootcamp (or a virtual machine)?
    – aglasser
    Commented Jul 3, 2014 at 20:18
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about Apple products as defined in the FAQ
    – nohillside
    Commented Jul 3, 2014 at 20:19
  • @aglasser, the procedure to check an IP address is the same on a Windows virtual machine as it is on a normal Windows PC Commented Jul 3, 2014 at 20:22
  • I understand that, Chris. I answered because they may be running Windows on Apple hardware.
    – aglasser
    Commented Jul 3, 2014 at 20:31

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IP addresses come in two major flavors, IPv4 and IPv6.

There can be multiple ipv6 addresses per interface. The fe80:... is a link-local address for ipv6.

Your ipv4 addresses are listed separately. For example ....


If Windows is set to use both IPv6 and IPv4, ipconfig will output both addresses.

IPv6 has the format that you mentioned.

IPv4, however, is probably what you are looking for. This is an x.x.x.x formatted address.

When running ipconfig, notice the lines containing "IPv6 Address" and "IPv4 Address". Both will be listed.


  • Downvoted. Instead of answering a question that clearly has absolutely nothing to do with an Apple product, you should have flagged the question as "Blatantly off-topic (this question has nothing to do with Apple hardware or software)" Commented Jul 3, 2014 at 20:20
  • The user may be accustomed to Mac OS X and not understand how to find his or her IPv4 address from inside of Windows (Bootcamp or a virtual machine). I understand that the question has nothing to do specifically with an Apple product, but I figured I would help them out and answer their question regardless.
    – aglasser
    Commented Jul 3, 2014 at 20:22
  • The question is also an extremely simple one that could have been solved after spending a grand total of 5 minutes on Google (less time, I think, than it took the OP to even write this question). It clearly shows a lack of research. Commented Jul 3, 2014 at 20:30

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