In today’s digital world, it’s essential to know your router's IP address. Not only is it a basic security measure, but you can also use it to access advanced settings and troubleshoot any connectivity issues. But if you’re not tech-savvy, the task of finding your router IP address can seem daunting. Don’t worry; we have got you covered! This blog post will explain how to find your router IP address on any device in easy steps. Plus, we will discuss some additional benefits of knowing your router IP address and how it can help you stay secure online.
“Router IP” vs. “default gateway IP”
When most people talk about their router’s IP address, they are actually referring to their default gateway. This is the address that your computer uses to communicate with your router. Your router likely has a different IP address than your default gateway.
Router IP addresses are assigned by the manufacturer, and they are usually printed on the bottom or back of the router. The default gateway is typically your ISP’s DNS server.
To find your router’s IP address:
For Windows: Open the Command Prompt and enter ipconfig . Your router’s IP address will be listed next to Default Gateway.
For Mac: Open System Preferences and click Network. Select your active connection (wi-fi or Ethernet) and click Advanced. Your router’s IP address will be listed next to Router .
For iOS: Open Settings and tap Wi-Fi. Tap the info button next to the network you are connected to. Your router’s IP address will be listed next to Router .
For Android: Open Settings and tap About Phone or About Device. Tap Status or Hardware Info. Your router’s IP address will be listed next to Router.
Finding your default gateway IP address is a little more complicated. To find it in Windows: Open the Command Prompt and enter ipconfig . Look for the entry that says Default Gateway under the Ethernet adapter or Wireless LAN adapter (for wi-fi). The number listed next to it is your default gateway.
For Mac: Open System Preferences and click Network. Select your active connection (wi-fi or Ethernet) and click Advanced. Look for the entry that says Router under TCP/IP. The number listed next to it is your default gateway.
For iOS and Android, you will need to contact your ISP to get your default gateway IP address.
How to find my router’s IP address
In order to find your router’s IP address, you will need to follow these steps:
1. Log into your router’s web interface. This can be done by entering your router’s IP address into a web browser’s URL bar. If you don’t know your router’s IP address, you can check the documentation that came with your router or do a search online for “default [router brand] IP address.”
2. Once you are logged in, look for a menu labeled “Status,” “Network,” or something similar. In this menu, you should see an option for “Local Network.”
3. Click on the Local Network option and then look for the section labeled “IP Address.” The number listed here is your router’s IP address.
If you're using a Windows computer, the process for finding your router's IP address is fairly simple. Just follow these steps:
1. Click the Start menu and type "cmd" into the search bar. This will bring up the Command Prompt.
2. Type "ipconfig" into the Command Prompt and hit Enter. This will give you a list of all the current network connections on your computer, including your router.
3. Look for the line that says "Default Gateway." This is your router's IP address.
To find your router's IP address on an Android device, simply follow these steps:
1. Open the Settings app on your Android device.
2. Tap on the Network & Internet option.
3. Select the Wi-Fi tab.
4. Long-press on the name of the network you're currently connected to.
5. In the pop-up menu that appears, tap on the View Network Details option.
6. Scroll down to the IP Address section and you should see your router's IP address listed there.
iPhone and iPad
Assuming you're using an iPhone or iPad running iOS 11 or later, finding your router's IP address is a fairly straightforward process. First, open the Settings app and tap on Wi-Fi. Find your network in the list of available networks and tap on it to select it.
On the next screen, you'll see your network's name and other information at the top, including its IP address (listed as "Router").
Assuming you're running a Linux-based router, the process for finding your IP address is similar to that on macOS and Windows. First, open a terminal window and enter the command "ifconfig." This will return a list of all the network interfaces on your device, including any virtual ones. Look for the entry labeled "it" under the interface corresponding to your router (usually eth0 or wlan0). The number next to it is your IP address.
If you're unsure which interface corresponds to your router, try running the command "route -n" and looking for the interface with the gateway listed as your router's IP address.
Chrome OS is a Linux-based operating system designed by Google. It is available on Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.
To find your router's IP address on Chrome OS:
1. Click the status area in the lower-right corner of your screen.
2. Click the Wi-Fi network that you're connected to.
3. Your router's IP address will be displayed next to "Gateway."
Does resetting a router changes its IP address?
When you reset your router, it will change its IP address. The new IP address will be assigned by your ISP. You can find the new IP address by logging into your router's web interface and looking for the WAN (or Internet) section.