Retrieving the IP Address Assigned by Your Mobile Operator on Android Devices

Retrieving the IP Address Assigned by Your Mobile Operator on Android Devices

21 May 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment Tech-Help

Discovering the IP address that your mobile operator has assigned to your device can be crucial for various network-related tasks and troubleshooting. If you’re looking to fetch the IP address after a successful 3G or LTE data connection on an Android device, this guide will walk you through the process using ADB (Android Debug Bridge) commands.

Using ADB to Find Your IP Address

To get started, ensure that you have ADB installed on your computer and that your device is connected. If you need help setting up ADB, you can refer to our article on Setting Up Android Development Environment on 64-bit Ubuntu or Configuring ADB for OS X: A Comprehensive Guide.

For Wi-Fi Interface:

If you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can retrieve your IP address with the following command:

            adb shell ifconfig wlan0
        

This command will output network details for the wlan0 interface, which typically represents the Wi-Fi connection.

For Mobile Data Interface:

For devices using mobile data, you can use the following command to retrieve your IP address:

            adb shell ip addr show rmnet0
        

This command provides detailed information for the rmnet0 interface, which is commonly associated with mobile data connections. Look for the line that begins with “inet” to find the IPv4 address, or “inet6” for the IPv6 address.

For Any Network Interface:

To list all network interfaces and their assigned IP addresses, you can use:

            adb shell ip addr
        

Examine the output to locate the IP address for the specific network interface you’re interested in.

Introducing Repeato

While managing network configurations is critical, ensuring that your Android or iOS app functions flawlessly is equally important. This is where Repeato comes into play. Repeato is a no-code test automation tool that streamlines the creation, execution, and maintenance of automated tests for your mobile apps.

With its advanced computer vision and AI capabilities, Repeato allows you to automate tests that are robust and sensitive to the visual aspects of your app. Furthermore, Repeato provides the convenience of executing ADB commands via “script steps,” enabling precise timing and sequencing of commands during test runs. Whether you’re verifying network configurations or conducting comprehensive app testing, Repeato can enhance the efficiency and reliability of your workflow.

To learn more about how Repeato can support your app development and testing processes, visit our documentation or download the tool from our download page.

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