If you want to manage a network, you need to find router IP address to login and access admin settings. However, the IP address of each router is not the same, and there is no unified router IP address at present, the most popular router IP address are 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.0.1. Apart from reading router’s label and manual, in fact, it is easy to find it through a computer or a mobile phone. Here are some tricks to help you quickly find the IP address of the wireless router.
To find router IP address on Windows system, follow steps below:
- Open Command Prompt by pressing ‘Windows + R’ keys on your keyboard and typing ‘cmd‘, or find it at Start Menu -> Windows System -> Command Prompt, or find it at Start Menu -> Windows Powershell.
- Type ipconfig in the command prompt after it opens up, and press Enter.
- The result will be displayed on the Command Prompt.
- Find the IP address next to ‘Default Gateway‘, which is also router’s IP address.
If you are using macOS, follow these steps to find router IP:
- Click Apple logo, go to System preference -> Network.
- Select the network you are connected, such as Wi-Fi.
- Click ‘Advanced‘ button.
- Click ‘TCP/IP‘ tab, you will see router IP in the router field.
Another way to find Router IP with macOS:
- Open the Terminal app by double-clicking Utilities.
- Type netstat -nr|grep default in the terminal window, then press Enter.
- The results will indicate router IP address at the same line says ‘default‘.
Finding router’s IP with Android system is really easy, follow the steps below:
- Go to Settings, tap on Wireless & Networks -> Wi-Fi.
- Tap on your connected network, select Manage network settings.
- Then check Show Advanced Options checkbox.
- Select Static under IP settings.
- You will see router IP under Gateway section.
If you are using iPhone or iPad with iOS system, follow these steps:
- Tap on Settings -> Wi-Fi.
- Select the Wi-Fi network you are connected to.
- Scroll down to Router line, here is your router’s IP address.
There are different ways to find router IP with different Linux distributions, but the concept is similar.
- Open a Terminal.
- Run netstat -r -n at the Terminal window, or run route -n.
- You will see the router IP address listed in Gateway section.