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How to Find Your Router’s IP Address

If you want to make changes to your router, you need to know your router’s IP address. Perhaps you want to change the network name, create a new WiFi password, or use a different channel to boost your internet speed. These functions are accessible through your router’s log-on page, but you can only get there if you know how to find your router’s IP address.

What Is an IP Address?

An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a unique string of numbers that identifies the devices in a network. It’s kind of like a mailing address that lets the mailman will know exactly where to drop off your packages.

You will need your router’s IP address in order to log in to your router and change your WiFi password, along with other network settings.

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What is an IP Address?

How to Find Your Router’s Default IP Address

You can often find your router’s default IP address on the back, side, or bottom of your physical router. This IP address might be dynamic, which means it might change over time. However, you can always press the reset button on your router, which should also reset its IP address back to default.

You might also see your router’s username and password listed somewhere near the IP address. This is the default login information you would use when you log in to your router from a web browser.

Read More: How to change your WiFi username and password

How to Find Your Router’s Default IP Address

How to Find Your Router’s IP Address on Windows

To find your IP address on a Windows computer, press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard, type “CMD” into the Run window, and click OK. Finally, type “ipconfig” into the Command Prompt window and hit Enter. You will find your router’s IP address next to Default Gateway.

  1. Press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard. Press the keys at the same time to open the Run window.
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  2. Then type CMD into the search bar and click OK. You can also hit Enter on your keyboard.
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    Note: You can also click the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of your screen and type CMD into the search bar and then click Open.

  3. Next, type ipconfig and press Enter.
    How to Find Your Router’s IP Address on Windows
  4. You will see your router’s IP address next to the Default Gateway. Depending on your computer and the devices you have connected to your network, you might have to scroll down to see this.
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Note: If you see more than one IP address listed, use the one with 4 sets of numbers separated by periods. You might also see your router’s IPv6 address listed, which will be much longer and use letters and numbers separated by colons.

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How to Find Your Router’s IP Address on a Mac

To find your router’s IP address on a Mac, click the Apple icon in the top-left corner of your screen and select System Preferences. Then click Network, select Wi-Fi in the left sidebar, and click Advanced. Finally, go to the TCP/IP tab, and you will find your router’s IP address next to Router.

  1. Click the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Then select System Preferences.
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  3. Next, click Network.
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  4. Then select Wi-Fi in the left panel.

    Note: If you are connected via Ethernet, your router’s IP address will be displayed along with other network information when you select the Ethernet from the left sidebar.

  5. Next, click Advanced.
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  6. Then click the TCP/IP tab. You will see this near the top of the window.
  7. Finally, you will find your router’s IP address next to Router. The number listed next to IPv4 Address is your Mac’s IP address.
    How to Find Your Router’s IP Address on a Mac

How to Find Your Router’s IP Address on an iPhone

To find your router’s IP address on an iPhone, go to Settings > Wi-Fi and select your WiFi network. Then tap the “i” icon to the right, scroll down, and you will see your router’s IP address next to Router. You can then tap and hold your router’s IP address to copy it to your clipboard.

How to Find Your Router’s IP Address on an iPhone

How to Find Your Router’s IP Address on an Android

To find your router’s IP address on an Android device, swipe down from the top of your screen and tap “Internet.” Then select your WiFi network and tap the gear icon to the right. Finally, scroll down, and you will see your router’s IP address next to Gateway.

How to Find Your Router’s IP Address on an Android

If you are still having problems figuring out how to log in to your router, be sure to check out our guide on how to reset a router.

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Updated on May 12, 2022

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