If you have a router then you will have to configure it and in order to configure the router, you will need to login into the router. To login to the router, you will need the IP address of the router. If you are a non-technical person then you must be wondering what is the IP address, so let me tell you, you can call it the “address of your computer’s network” in a simple language. Through the IP address, the Internet knows where to send data.
How to find the IP address on windows
- If you are using the window operating system then open the command prompt on your computer.
- In case you have no idea how to open the command prompt then search the window key on your keyboard with window logo on it.
- Now press that window key and then the search bar will be opened.
- After that, you will need to type “cmd” and press the enter key.
- After pressing the enter key the command prompt of your computer will be opened.
- Now, for finding the IP address of your router you will have to write ‘ipconfig’ and press the enter key.
- After entering the command “ipconfig” there will be the detail of your computer’s network in which you will find the IP address.
- Look for the default gateway. The set of digits infront of the default gateway is your router’s IP address.
How to know the IP address on the MAC operating system
- Open your system and then click on the Apple menu which will be top of the screen.
- Now select ‘System Preferences’ option and then click on the network icon.
- Then select relevant network connection.
- Now click on the advance button.
- Then you will see the ‘TCP/IP’ tab, click on that tab and then the IP address of your system will be on your screen.
How to know the IP address on Linux operating system
Open your computer and go to the applications then you will find the system tools. Now open the terminal and then type ‘ipconfig’. After typing ‘ipconfig’ you will see your router’s IP address beside ‘inet addr’.
How to find the IP address on iPhone iOS
If you are using an iOS9 or iOS8 then go to the settings of your phone. Then select WiFi and then click the wireless network to which your phone is connected currently. Now find the IP address of your router in the DHCP section.
How to know the IP address on Android device
For Android the user there is a third-party application called Wi-Fi Analyzer. By using this application you can find your router’s IP address. To know the IP address through this application you will need to install the app. After installing the app you will have to click on the ‘View’ menu and choose ‘AP list. Now you will see the name of your network to which you have connected your device. When you click on the network name the new window will be opened in which you will find your router’s IP address.
How to know the IP address on a Chrome operating system
If you are using a Chrome operating system then click on the Network and Settings window. If you are unable to find Network and Settings window then look for it, where it shows the time, battery, avatar, etc. Now go to the WiFi section to see the detail of your network. Now you will find an “i” button in the bottom-right corner, select it and you will see your router’s IP address.