Find Router IP Address
To configure and edit the existing settings of your router, you need to first log in to it. To do that, you must know its IP address.
You can review your default router IP address here. Your average IP address will contain four numbers separated by full stops (period marks). An IP address based from a home network will start with 192.168. Routers usually have IP addresses such as 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1.
The method for finding your router's IP address will change, based on your device or computer. The following steps will help you find your IP address on your corresponding software.
For Windows users, this process is relatively simple.
- First, you will need to open the 'command prompt.' Press your windows button, or access the windows start menu, then type 'cmd' into the search bar, this will get you to the 'command prompt' app.
- A black window will now appear. Here, type in the following, 'ipconfig.' Some information will now appear on the screen; you need to look through the results and make a note of the 'default gateway address.'
Here are the most straightforward steps for checking your router's IP for MAC users.
- First, click on the 'Apple menu' which should be in the top left-hand corner of your screen, then select 'System Preferences.'
- Next, click the 'Network' icon and choose the relevant network connection. After this, click on the 'Advanced' button, this is where we will find the IP address.
- Click the 'TCP/IP' tab to find the IP address on the right side of the router.
Linux users will find this process relatively simple.
- First, navigate to 'Applications,' then 'System Tools,' and finally, 'Terminal.'
- Once the 'Terminal' has been accessed, type in 'ipconfig.'
- You will see your router's IP address listed beside 'inet addr.'
Follow these easy steps if you are an iPhone iOS user.
- If your device is using iOS9 or iOS8, you will first need to navigate to 'Settings.'
- Then click, 'WiFi' and find the wireless network that your phone is currently connected to, then click.
- Once in the WiFi settings, look for the section called 'DHCP', here you will find out your router's IP address.
For Android users, this process is a little more convoluted but just as simple to follow.
- A third-party app called 'Wi-Fi Analyzer' is the easiest method for Android devices to access their IP address. Download this app before continuing.
- After installing the app, tap on the 'View' menu and choose 'AP list'. Here you'll see 'Connected to: [Network Name].' If you tap on this, a window will appear and display your network's information, including your router's IP address.
For Chrome OS devices, typically Chromebooks, these are the steps you will need to find your IP address.
- While on your home screen, locate your taskbar, then click the notification area. Next, click on 'Connected to [Network Name]' on the list which appears.
- Then find the name of your wireless network and click on the 'Network' tab to display the results. On this page, you will find your router's IP address.
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