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How to Find Raspberry Pi IP Address: Try These Ways

Locating of the IP address of your Raspberry Pi is not a difficult thing if you are using a full blown system with display, keyboard, mouse and all the other essentials. Knowing some simple tricks can do your job. Today, I will provide the easy and quick ways on how to find Raspberry Pi IP address.

Method 1: Using Command Prompt or Shell

If you are using a Unix system on your Pi, then open the Shell terminal or if you are running your Pi on Windows OS, then open the Command Prompt.

Enter the following command:

ping raspi


ping raspberrypi

You can use the second command when you face the error while running the first. After the successful run of the command, it will reply back with the Raspberry Pi IP address.

Method 2:  If you are using an Ethernet cable for the network

If you have connected a network cable with your Pi circuit board, then open the Command Prompt and type:

ifconfig eth0


When you run this command, some lines of information will be displayed on the screen. You can avoid them all, but one line you will get interested in, and that is the IP address showing after ‘inet addr.’

If you get error in running this command, then enter the following:

ifconfig eth0 | grep inet | awk ‘{ print $2 }’

Check the output and look for the digits showing the IP address.

Method 3: If you are using a WiFi network

Your Pi is connected over wireless network, and you are facing the trouble in finding its IP address. Not to worry. Just replace the command names to ‘wlan0’ from ‘eth0’ in the above method.


ifconfig wlan0

ifconfig wlan0


ifconfig wlan0 | grep init | awk ‘{ print $2 }’

To find Raspberry Pi IP address when you are using a headless Pi device for your project is not that difficult too. Check the next method to do it quickly.

Method 4: Raspberry Pi Finder by Adafruit

Adafruit introduced a cross platform tool named as Raspberry Pi Finder that helps to make secure connections of the Pi on the network through WiFi or Ethernet.


You just need to click on the button indicating ‘Find My Pi’, and you will see a screen showing the IP address of your Raspberry Pi and other relevant details. You will get a one click SSH access in your Raspberry Pi.

Method 5: Using the laptop or desktop PC

You can easily find the IP address of your Raspberry Pi using the ‘IP Scan’ on your entire network. You may know that almost all of the home networks contain the combination of 254 IP addresses. So in the end, it’s an easy task to find Raspberry Pi IP address.

There are some third party software available on the web which scans the entire network, and if you have connected your Pi to the system, then you will see it’s IP address in the results.

ip scan

Remember all the basics

See how you have connected your Pi, with Ethernet or WiFi; which Pi Operating System you are using, Unix, Windows, or else. You should also know that the IP address may get changed occasionally. So, I advise you to check it from time to time.

Make cross-checks if you fill the connection loss or can’t find the IP at the first attempt.

Jessica Ward

Hey! I am Jessica Ward. I love to write about technology and learn or thinking about latest techno. And my forever ever love technology project is Raspberry Pi. I do and know more or more for Raspberry Pi.

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