Locating your router's IP address is the starting point for many businesses when looking at their office network. The router IP address is crucial when updating firmware, changing network settings and performing general troubleshooting. (See also: How to update your firmware)

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Here's how to locate your router's IP address:

  1. Go to 'start'
  2. Type 'cmd' into the search box
  3. When the black box appears, type 'ipconfig' and press enter
  4. This will show you your 'gateway IP address' - this is your router's IP address (highlighted in yellow).

Or for Mac OS X:

  1. Go to the Apple icon, then system preferences
  2. Click on 'network'
  3. Select 'ethernet'
  4. The IP address is listed under 'router'.

Making a note of the router's manufacturer's information will also come in handy during routine updates and troubleshooting. A router's model information is typically located on the underside of the router. Its model information and password should be located near its serial number and the manufacturer's logo.