Your computer’s Hostname and IP address are useful pieces of information to have. You may need them to remote into your computer and the CSS IT team may need it to remote in when supporting you remotely.
Note: There may be a sticker on your device with your computer’s name (examples: CSS-12345, HSAS-12345, BIME-12345).
Networks.uw.edu – IP and MAC Address
The easiest way to find your IP address is in the Network Portal [requires UWNetID].
It’s a good idea to bookmark this site so you can come back to it easily.
You can also find your MAC address here which is useful for certain scenarios such as registering a device on the UW wireless manually if it can’t connect.
Command Prompt – IP address and Computer Name
- Click the Start button
- Type “cmd”
- Click the Command Prompt option that appear – a block box will come up with a blinking white cursor
- type in ipconfig and press enter
- Your IP address is on the IPV4 Address line, in the format xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
- To get your computer name, type in hostname and press enter – the name will be given on the next line