What Is an IP Address?

An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.

Test Results
Your IP Address
Hostname by IP ec2-44-192-94-177.compute-1.amazonaws.com
Timezone America/New_York
Continent North America
Country United States
Countrycode US
Region Virginia
City Ashburn
Coordinates Latitude: 39.0438
Longitude: -77.4874

(View location on Google Maps)


Internet addresses

Every computer on the internet or a network has a number with which it can be identified. It is similar like a telephone number which is also unique. This unique number is called an IP address. Usually companies have their own IP addresses or even whole ranges. Because you have access to the internet through your internet provider you use an IP address that is provided by your internet provider.

The helpdesk asks for an IP address, now what?

Whether you use Fiber, ADSL, Cable or a telephone line, sooner or later malfunctions do occur. Sometimes an helpdesk employee needs your IP address to solve the issues you have. You can easily find it above in red.

Need a name for your Wifi Network

For safety puposes it is a good thing to give your network a good name which is not too personal for others to identify you. But why not choose a funny name?



Your location via IP

Your location can be (approximately) determined based on an IP address. Sometimes your computer is behind a proxy server or you use a VPN connection, so that a different IP address is used and it appears that you are in a different location.

How to Find Your Router’s IP Address

Do you want to set up WIFI on your router but have lost the IP address? Most suppliers use a standard address that starts with 192.168.xxx.xxx.
The most common router IP addresses per supplier are in the overview below.


LeverancierRouter IP-Adres
D-Link, 0.30, 0.50, 1.1,
Linksys, 1.1
Motorola, 20.1, 30.1, 62.1, 100.1, 102.1, 1.254
Netgear, 0.227
Trendnet, 1.1, 2.1, 10.1,
U.S. Robotics, 2.1, 123.254
Zyxel, 2.1, 4.1, 10.1, 1.254,, 0.138


Find your Router Addres manualy

Windows 10 > Search > type "cmd"  to open the command prompt.
Windows 7 & 8 > Startmenu > type "cmd"  to open the command prompt.

Type "ipconfig" at the prompt. The value that you find at default gateway is the address you are looking for 192.168.xxx.xxx.

See the last line at the example:

cmd ipconfig default gateway


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