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What is my computer's hostname? How to obtain the hostname and IP address
There are several simple ways to determine the hostname and/or IP address of your computer.

To find the hostname of your computer if you are ON CAMPUS

To find the hostname of your Windows computer from OFF CAMPUS or connected  VIA WIRELESS

  • Log into your Windows domain computer
  • From the Start/Windows menu, Right-click on Computer
  • From the menu that appears, select Properties
  • Scroll down to find the information next to Computer Name

Macintosh OS X computers - alternate method

These instructions will help you determine the hardware (a.k.a MAC or ethernet) address of your computer. Entering this address into the Host Database search page will return the hostname of the computer if the computer has been registered correctly in the Host Database.

  • From the Apple Menu, select System Preferences
  • Select the Wi-Fi interface from the list at left. If Wi-Fi is not in the list, select the active Ethernet interface that appears nearest the top of the list. Active Ethernet interfaces are marked with a green bullet and an Ethernet icon. Below is an example:
  • Click the Advanced button
  • Select the Hardware tab, and note the MAC address
  • Go to
  • Enter the MAC address into the Hardware Address field and click Lookup

To find your IP address
Open a web browser and go to the web site. If available, domain membership will also be shown.

Last Updated:
December 20, 2015

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