Occasionally, errors can occur that mean you may need to know the IP address for your Sky Q box. So, what is an IP address? When might you need it? And how can you find it on your Sky Q box?
An IP address is your device’s online identity. It’s crucial for troubleshooting, network setups, or accessing specific features so knowing how to locate your IP address is essential, particularly if you encounter issues.
You can find your Sky Q Box’s IP address in your settings. See below, for a step-by-step guide on how to do this.
How to find the IP address on your Sky Q box
Locating your IP address on your Sky Q box is extremely simple to do. To locate your IP address:
- Use your TV remote to open the Sky Main Menu.
- Select Settings.
- Select Status.
- Scroll down to Network Connection and open the right menu for Network Setup.
- Scroll down to Advance Settings and open.
- Here you should see your Sky Q box’s IP Address.
What is an IP address?
You can think of an IP address a bit like a home address, but for techy devices. Every IP address is personalised to the device you are using and it uses this to access the internet.
An IP address is essentially an ID that lets other devices or websites recognise who you are. It also signifies what kind of device is attempting to access the internet.
Everything that uses the internet has a unique IP address in order to navigate across the World Wide Web.
When might you need to know your Sky Q system’s IP address?
There are some errors that require you to know your Sky Q system’s IP address in order to fix them.
The IP address can also be required when needing to register for some things on Sky Q it might ask for your IP address so it can be useful if you know where to find it.
Another reason you may be in need of the IP address is if your Sky remote control has stopped working and you need to use a mobile phone app to control the television. These apps often require the IP address in order to connect as work as a ‘remote control’.