Our step by step guide explains how to find out the IP address of your PC, iPhone, iPad or Android device.
An IP address is the number which makes a device identifiable on a network. Compters, network printers, smartphones, tablets, media streamers and all other devices on your home network have an address in the format 192.168.1.10. The first two numbers should always be the same for home networks, but the third may be different depending on your router. Some use 1, some use 2, and some use 0. The final number is the unique number of the connected device, ranging from 0 to 255.
Typically, your computer will have an IP address only if it’s connected to a router. Otherwise you won’t see much information when you follow the instructions below. Only computers which have been assigned a static (fixed) IP address will report an address when they’re not actually connected to a network.