A network’s devices are identified by a string of digits known as an Internet Protocol (IP) address.
“Internet protocol” is referred to as IP. For any device connected to your network, your router IP serves as an identification number. For the router to recognize it and send data packets to it, a device (such as a computer or smartphone) needs to have an IP address. Your internet is what it is because of the data packets. These data packets are what allow you to view a new website, watch a video, or listen to music.
Your IP address functions as a little tracker that informs the internet of your whereabouts and activities. It also discloses where you are.
How to Find Your Router’s IP Address on Windows
- On the keyboard, press Windows and R. In order to open the Run window, press the keys simultaneously.
- Next, enter CMD into the search box, and then select OK. You can also use your keyboard’s Enter key.
- Next, type ipconfig and press Enter.
- The IP address of your router will be displayed next to the Default Gateway. Depending on your computer and the networked devices you’ve got.
Find Your Router IP Address on Mac OS
- Open System Preferences
- Navigate to Network > Advanced.
- Your router’s IP address is listed next to Router under TCP/IP.
Find Your Router IP Address on an iPhone/iPad
- Go to Settings
- Tap Wi-Fi
- Tap your Wi-Fi network that you’ve connected to
- Find the IPV4 ADDRESS section (you may need to scroll down)
- Your IP address will be listed next to Router