Difficulty = Easy
In this post, we list several ways on how to find your raspberry pis IP address on your local network. We will explain how to locate the local IP address that has been assigned to your Raspberry Pi and other networked devices.
How to find your Raspberry Pi’s IP address on your local network
As a heads up, the easiest way is to use your Smartphone or Mobile device. There are apps available on both Google Play and Apple Store. You can find below a detailed guide on what app we recommend and a brief outline on how to use it.
1:) Use Your Network Router.
If you know how to do this most modern Routers will have a Network or LAN section that will display all connected networked devices.
As there are too many Routers on the market creating a single guide will be impossible. You will need to do a manual search for your model and find a specific guide on how to log into the router’s interface.
You could try the following common Router IP addresses to see if any of them work. You should see a pop-up login box or page if sucessful.
In my use case with an Asus Router, once logged in look for “Network Map” then “View List”. Your Raspberry Pi will be listed with the IP address.
2:) Use Your Computer.
Alternatively, if you are on Windows you can use a program to help you it is called MyLanViewer Network/IP Scanner
You can download it from here https://www.mylanviewer.com/
Click on the blue “Download” button.
Once downloaded click on the MyLanViewer-setup.exe.
Click “Yes” on the UAC prompt.
Then Click Next
Read and accept the agreement. Then click “Next”.
Select install location (Default is fine) then click “Next”.
With “Launch MyLanViewer” ticked select “Finish”
Once the application opens up you will be prompted by a 15-day evaluation notice. As we only need to find out what our Raspberry Pi’s local IP address is once (write it down) you can simply ignore this.
Or alternatively, if you like the application consider purchasing it.
If you don’t want to purchase it once you have your Raspberry Pi’s IP address you can simply uninstall it.
You should now see all the devices attached to your network. In our example we can see our Router and our Raspberry Pi is called “SERVER4” yours will be called “Raspberry Pi”
On macOS or Linux you will need to use Nmap:
Please see our Guide to using Nmap GUIDE COMING SOON!
3:) Use your Mobile Device:
Please Note! Your mobile device will need to be connected to the same network as your Raspberry Pi.
On Android you can download an app called Fing – Network Tools
On iOS you can get Fing from the Apple store Fing – Network Scanner
Download the app directly from the store and open it.
Once you get through all the welcome pages (you don’t need to sign up just skip through till the end)
Click on “Scan for devices” (Note you will need location enabled for Fing to work).
This will display all your networked devices and one will have the hostname “Raspberry Pi”. The IP Address will be displayed at the beginning of the device block. In the below example this is “192.168.2.4)
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