How to Find Your IP Address for WiFi

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How to Find Your IP Address for WiFi
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When troubleshooting errors on your wireless network, it is often required to access the internal settings of your wireless router. Doing so can help you resolve multiple issues, ranging from slow Internet access, to issues with your network security. To access your wireless router, it is often required that you have the IP address assigned to the device. You can retrieve the devices IP address using a computer that is hooked up to your wireless network.


Step 1

Click the "Start" menu button on the Microsoft Windows desktop. It's in the lower-left corner.

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Step 2

Click the empty dialog box located at the bottom of the "Start" menu and type "cmd" into it. If you do not see a empty dialog box in your start menu, click the "Run" shortcut located in the "Start" menu and type "cmd" into the pop-up box will which appear. Completing this will cause the "Microsoft Disk Operating System" (MS-DOS) prompt box to launch in a new pop-up window.


Step 3

Type "ipconfig" into the MS-DOS command prompt window and press "Enter."

Step 4

Write down the number located next to "Default Gateway IP." That number is your wireless router's IP address.