Find Router IP Address

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Whether you use a Windows, Mac, iOs, Android, Chrome or Linux device, I explain the procedure to follow on this page!

If you’ve never logged into your router’s configuration interface to make any changes, be aware that you’ll need the device’s IP address to connect to it. If you forgot this address, I explain here how to find it.

Find your router’s IP address on Windows

On Windows, the router’s IP address is called “default gateway” in the Windows network interface. If you prefer to use the command prompt, you can find the default gateway for any connection simply with the command “ipconfig”.

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find router ip address on windows default gateway

If you are not comfortable with the command prompt, I advise you to go through the start menu instead. Simply click at the bottom left of your screen, type “control panel” and press Enter.

find router ip address on windows control panel

In the “Network and Internet” section, click on “View network status and management”.

find router ip address on windows control panel page

In the top right corner of the window that has just opened, click on the name of your network connection.

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In the new window that has just opened, click on “Details”.

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Finally, in the new window that opens you should find “IPv4 Default Gateway” listed.

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Find your router’s IP address on Mac

If you are using a Mac the procedure to find the IP address of your router is rather simple. Launch the Apple menu at the top of your screen and go to “System Preferences”.

find router ip address on mac system preferences

Once in the preferences click on the “Network” icon.

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Select your active network connection – for example a WiFi connection in the example below – and click on “Advanced” at the bottom of the screen.

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In the “network” window, select the “TCP / IP” tab. There you will find the IP of your router listed.

find router ip address on mac router

Find your router’s IP address on iOS (iPhone, iPad)

On iOS devices, simply go to the phone settings, press WiFi and then type the name of the WiFi network you are looking for. You will find the router’s IP address listed.

Find your router’s IP address on Android

Surprisingly Android does not offer a tool to find the IP address of your basic router.

Many third-party applications will provide you with this information, including WiFi Analyzer because it also allows you to find the best WiFi channel for your router . If you are using another network application simply look for the “Gateway” line which will indicate the IP.

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If you are using WiFi Analyzer press the “View” menu and select “AP list” (Access Point List). At the very top of the list, you will see the network to which you are currently connected “Connected to Network: [Name-of-your-network]”. Press this connection and you will see all the information available concerning it including the IP address of the router.

Find your router’s IP address on Chrome OS

If you’re using a ChromeBook, click the notification area to the right of the taskbar, click “Connected to [Network-name]” to bring up the list of options, then click the name of the network you are connected.

A window with the connection information then appears, click on the “Network” tab and you will see the router IP listed.

Find your router’s IP address on Linux

The majority of Linux desktop distributions have a network icon in their notification area. By clicking on it you should see a menu appear, select “Connection information” and look for the IP address which should be listed under “Gateway” or “default gateway”.

Now you’re ready to find your router’s IP address from just about any platform.