Most commonly your ISP assign 192.168.1.1, 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.100.1 as your router IP address however it may vary from routers and internet connection. To configure your router and make required changes to its settings, you need to find out the router’s IP Address through which you can access the router’s configuration panel. All changes to the router can be made from the configuration panel right from changing the name of your Wi-Fi network and setting a secure password to use a different channel to boost your internet speed.
Some people forget the IP address of their router while others are unaware of it. Worry not, you can easily find out your router’s IP address and then make required changes to settings of your router. Here is how you can find your Router’s IP Address on various platforms:
On Windows, your Router’s IP Address is also called as the default gateway address. Finding the router IP address on Windows is quite easy and here is how you can do so:
- Open Command Prompt or type cmd in the Run/Search Box and press Enter.
- After Command Prompt opens, type in the following command “ipconfig” and press Enter.
- Windows will now show you different information regarding your connection. Look for “Default Gateway”. You can find your Router’s IP Address next to Default Gateway.
Alternatively, you can also try out this method to find out the Router IP Address on Windows.
- Open Control Panel or type control panel in the Run/Search Box and press Enter.
- Under the Network and Internet category, click on the View network status and tasks link.
- Now on the page, click on the name of your internet connection (whether it’s wireless or ethernet)
- A popup window will appear, click on the Details button.
- You’re now concerned with IPv4 Default Gateway. You will find your router’s IP address listed next to IPv4 Default Gateway.
For Mac users, finding the router’s IP address is also an easy task. You can find the IP address of your router with just a few clicks. Here is how you can find your router’s IP Address on Mac:
- From the top menu bar, click on the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
- System Preferences window will open up. Click on the Network icon.
- From the Network window, you will have to select your current internet connection, whether it is a wireless connection or wired connection. After selecting your network, click on the Advanced button at the bottom of the page.
- Now, click on the TCP/IP tab and you will find your router’s IP address listed as Router.
You can also find your router’s IP address on Mac using the Terminal app and here is how you can do so:
- Open the Terminal by going to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.
- Now, type in the following command: “netstat -nr|grep default” and press Enter.
- You will find your router’s IP address listed next to default.
Finding your router’s IP address on iPhone/iPad is a piece of cake and here is how you can find the router’s IP address on iPhone/iPad(iOS):
- Go to Settings > Wi-Fi.
- Tap on the name of your Wi-Fi network.
- You will find your router’s IP address listed as Router.
Here is how you can find your router’s IP address on Android devices. Beware that this method works on higher versions of Android only. On older versions, you need to use a third-party app to find out the router’s IP address.
- Go to Settings > Networks & Internet > Wi-Fi.
- Tap and hold on the name of the Wi-Fi network to which you’re connected.
- Tap on the Advanced option and select Static.
- Find your router’s IP address under the Gateway label.
- On Linux, go to Applications > System Tools > Terminal.
- In the terminal window, type in the following command “ipconfig” and press Enter.
- You will see your router’s IP address listed next to the inet addr.