How to Enter an IP Address Into the Address Bar

IP addresses are used throughout the Internet and are a unique way for a computer, website or networking device to identify itself or its location. In some instances, an IP address can be used to gain access to a remote computer or file system. In its simplest form, IP addresses allow us to access our router settings for our home networks.

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Open your computer's web browser.


Move your cursor to your address bar and click inside of it to type an address.


If you have a home network using a wired or wireless router, access your router by typing its IP address in the following form:

Different makes or models use different default IP addresses, so also try: or


Run another test by typing's IP address,, into your address bar. If done correctly, you should be directed to There is no need to type "http://" or "www", as your browser will automatically detect the address you are trying to access.

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