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How do I find my IP address?

An IP address is a unique number assigned to your computer whenever you connect to the internet. It acts just like a regular address, giving your computer a place online where all data can be sent to and from. 

Without an IP address you would be unable to surf the Internet or send and receive email. It would be a bit like trying to use your home phone without having a telephone number.

If you need to know your IP address, you can find out automatically by simply visiting It’ll be displayed near the top of the screen where it says Your IP Address and you’ll find some other technical information just underneath. Please note, each time your router connects to the broadband service you'll be given a new IP address.

Alternatively, you can find your IP address manually by following the step-bystep guide below.

Please note: these instructions will only work if you have a TalkTalk router. If you have a router from a different supplier, please check with the manufacturer for further help and support.

Disclaimer: Please note one or more of the above links are to external web sites. TalkTalk cannot be held responsible for the information contained in these sites. Neither can we be held responsible for issues caused by the software available from these sites.

Access your router

1. On your computer or tablet open a web browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc.), type into the address bar and press Enter just like opening a website.


Open web browser


2. Enter admin as the username, and admin as the password (unless you have changed these, in which case use your own log in details)


Router Login



Depending on the type of router you have, you'll see one of the screens below. Please select which screen you see for a step-by-step guide for your type of router.

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Find Your IP address

  1. Click on the Green Button  next to Internet


    Summary Screen
  2. Your IP address will now be shown next to IP Address (WAN) in the Internet Summary table



If the Green button  isn’t available then it could mean your router has timed out. Try connecting to a new website using a new browser to see if this reconnects it. Alternatively, try resetting your router by switching it off using the power button or at the mains for 30 second before switching it back on before trying again.


Find Your IP address

1. Select Summary on the left menu

Wireless tab


2. Select Internet Summary Tab 

Network name


3. Here you will see your IP address next to IP address (WAN):

Save Changes



Find your IP address

  1. Select Check my Internet Connection Status​ on the left


    Main Screen - Select Check my Internet Connection Status
  2. You will see the IP address next to WAN IP Address:


    Internet Connection Status Screen


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