Do you know the IP address of your router and do you have it stored somewhere? Then everything is fine. However, if you hesitate and ask what the IP address is and what it is used for, be sure to read on, as there may be situations at any time when you can make good use of the obtained information.
It is an abbreviation of the term Internet Protocol (as it sounds in the full name in English) and represents a number that uniquely identifies a network interface in a computer network using the IP protocol. It is therefore used to distinguish network interfaces connected to a computer network, it can be, for example, a router, a network card (Ethernet, Wi-Fi), IrDA port or virtual devices (loopback, interface for a virtual computer, etc.). Using the IP protocol, all devices actually communicate with each other via the Internet. The data are transmitted between network interfaces in the form of IP datagrams.
The answer is very simple - without an IP address it is not possible to communicate with the device, connect it or control it. So if you forget the IP address of your home router (you wrote it down somewhere and you just can't find the damn piece of paper now), it's not possible to reconnect to it and adjust its settings, which is quite a trouble. But don't be in despair, if you know how to do it, you can find out the address of the device (in this case of the router) and then it will be after the problem! So how to do it?
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