An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a badging allotted to a computer (or any device) through which it communicates to the other devices connected to the internet. It acts as an identity of a device. This protocol executes actions usually in the background of the mainstream functions.
Generally, there won’t be any need for knowing the IP address of the router. Only on rare occasions, like when there is a need to troubleshoot any network-related issues, to set or reset the software, or to access the panel of the router’s settings on a webpage, there will be a need to identify the IP address. And based on the device you are using, the way to find the IP address differs.
An IP address usually consists of numbers separated by periods. The IP address of the home networks starts with 192.168. Say, to set up a router, it is necessary to know its IP address to log in to its webpage. Typically, the IP address of the routers will be like 192.168.1.1 or 10.0.0.1.
Find the IP address using Windows OS, iOS, and Android OS
Steps to find the IP address of the router using Windows OS:
- Click the Apple icon on the top-left side of the screen.
- Select the menu ‘System Preferences.
- Go to the option ‘Network’.
- Choose your network type from the list and click the ‘Advanced’ option at the bottom-right side of the window to view the advanced settings.
- Click ‘TCP/IP’ to find the IP address of your router in the list.
Finding IP address of the router using Android OS:
Android devices do not have any integrated tool to find the IP address of the router. Nevertheless, a few Android phones, like Samsung Galaxy, run customized interfaces that give access to the users to find the IP address. However, the IP address can be found effortlessly using laptop or desktop computers.
Steps to find the IP address of the router using iOS:
- Go to ‘Settings’ and select ‘Wi-Fi’.
- Select your preferred Wi-Fi network.
- Scroll down to the bottom to find the IP address in the list in the ‘IPV4 Address’ section.