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I would like to know what IP-address my Android phone has. E.g. if I use my phone over WiFi, how can I get the local IP-address that is assigned to my phone?

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The easy way is to go to your WiFi Settings, and hit Menu > Advanced. It'll show up there, or you can set it to a static IP if you want.

The cool way is to dial *#*#4636#*#* to open the Testing menu. Then click WiFi information, then WiFi Status.

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When I call ##4636## I get this message: Connection problem or invalid MMI code. And in the WiFi Settings advanced menu, I can not see the IP-address if it is set by DHCP. But thanks for that menu, I didn't know about it. –  Jonas Nov 19 '10 at 17:58
    
Ah, *#*#4636#*#* worked, better. Thanks! –  Jonas Nov 19 '10 at 17:59
    
Haha, sorry about that, yeah apparently an asterisk resolves to an italic pound sign? So you can't actually see your DHCP address in your WiFi Settings? I'm running Cyanogenmod and I can see mine towards the bottom of the menu. Didn't know that wasn't a standard feature. :O –  kcoppock Nov 19 '10 at 18:03
    
No, there is no IP-address there on my Nexus One with Android 2.2. but the Testing meny was very good. –  Jonas Nov 19 '10 at 18:07

The easiest way is using a tool like e.g. OS Monitor, which shows you (amongst others) also a lot of network details:

OS Monitor
OS Monitor showing network interface details (source: Google Play; click image to enlarge)

As the screenshot shows, this app reveals for each network interface:

  • interface name¹
  • IPv4 IP address assigned (if 0.0.0.0, this interface is currently unused)
  • IPv6 address (if available)
  • MAC address
  • packet statistics (i.e. transfered data)
  • a status

¹ interface names might be handled differently on different devices. But in most cases you can tell from the IP where it belongs to. Furthermore, rmnet is mostly used for GPRS (mobile data), while WiFi uses names like tiwlan or eth.

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The IP Address Widget displays a small widget on your home screen with your IP address. I've been using if for a couple of weeks.

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I like NetGenie Lite for all sorts of networking info.

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