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How to find your router IP address on any device

May 27, 2019 · 3 min read

How to find your router IP address on any device

To configure your router or set up a VPN on it, you will need to access a web-based router configuration page. However, you won’t be able to do so without knowing your router’s IP address. Here’s how to find it in a few simple steps, no matter the device you use.

The difference between my ‘router IP’ and ‘default gateway IP’

First, you should familiarize yourself with these two terms – “router IP” and “default gateway IP.” Your router’s IP works like a gateway between your devices and the wider internet, which is why it can also be called a “default gateway IP address.” All devices connected on the same network send their requests to the router by default. Different devices will name it differently. Windows computers will call it ‘default gateway’ while iOS devices will store your router’s IP address under ‘router.’

Once you find the default IP for your router, you can simply enter it into your web browser’s address bar to access your router’s web interface. Here’s how:

How to find your router IP address on Windows

1. Type in Control Panel in your search bar and click on the Control Panel icon;

Click on the control panel

2. Click View network status and tasks under Network and Internet;

View network status

3. Click on your Wi-Fi name, which you should see next to Connections;

Click on your WiFi

4. A new window will pop up. Click on Details;

Click on details to see your IP address

5. You should see your public IP address under IPv4 Default Gateway.

Click on details to see your IP address

Or you can use the Command Prompt:

1. Type CMD in your search bar and select Command Prompt;

Type 'CMD' to find the Command Prompt

2. Type ipconfig;

Type 'ipconfig' into the Command Prompt

3. You should see your router’s IP under Default Gateway.

Find your router's IP in Command Prompt

How to find your router IP address on Android

1. Go to Settings and tap Network & internet;

Find your Network and Internet settings

2. Tap on Wi-Fi. Find the network you are connected to and tap and hold on it or click on the settings icon to manage its settings;

Tap and hold on the network you're connected to

3. Tap on the Advanced dropdown. If it offers you options for Static or Dynamic IPs, select Static;

Tap on 'Advanced' to see your router's IP

4. Either way, you should now see your router’s IP under Gateway.

'Gateway' will display your router's IP

How to find your router IP Address on Mac OS X

1. Click on the Apple icon at the top of your screen and go to System Preferences;

Open 'System Preferences'

2. Select Network;

Find the Network tab

3. On the left hand side you should see the Wi-Fi network you are connected to. Select it and click Advanced;

Click on 'Advanced' to see your router's IP

4. Select the TCP/IP tab. You should see your router’s IP under Router.

Select the TCP/IP tab and check the Router field

How to find your router IP Address on iPhone and iPad

  1. Go to Settings and then Wi-Fi;
  2. Tap on the Wi-Fi you are connected to;
  3. Here you can see your public IP address is under Router.

How to find your router IP address on Linux

  1. Click on the network icon in the notification area;
  2. Select Connection Information or Network Settings;
  3. You should find your IP address next to Default Router or Gateway.

Find your router IP address on Chrome OS

  1. Click the notification area on the right side of your taskbar;
  2. Select the Wi-Fi you are connected to;
  3. A new window will pop up. Click on Network tab. You should see your IP under Gateway.

Other ways to find your router's IP

You can also use websites such as Whatsmyrouterip.com to find your router’s public IP, your router’s gateway IP and your local IP address (your device’s IP address). There you can also find a list of most common router IP addresses per brand.

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Emily Green
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Emily Green is a content writer who loves to investigate the latest internet privacy and security news. She thrives on looking for solutions to problems and sharing her knowledge with NordVPN readers and customers.


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