The objective is to retrieve a local IP address on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux using Graphical user interface or terminal command line
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
- Software: – GNOME GUI
No special requirements are needed.
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Other Versions of this Tutorial
Let’s start by using the terminal to display your internal IP address. Open up terminal and execute:
$ ip a 1: lo:
mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000 link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00 inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever inet6 ::1/128 scope host valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever 2: enp0s3: mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state UP group default qlen 1000 link/ether 08:00:27:2f:a4:ad brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff inet 10.1.1.4/8 brd 10.255.255.255 scope global dynamic enp0s3 valid_lft 84760sec preferred_lft 84760sec inet6 fe80::db46:468e:e4cf:be5/64 scope link valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
Locate your interface eg.
enp0s3 and search for the IP address. Reading the above
ip command output our IP address is
10.1.1.4. Additional information included is MAC address
08:00:27:2f:a4:ad and network mask
Graphical User Interface
Using your GUI interface navigate to
Settings->Network. Once in the network settings window locate your connected Wired/Wireless interface and click on the gearwheel icon:
Additional information includes the gateway/default route IP address eg.
10.1.1.1 and the DNS server IP address eg.