How to Find Your Routers IP Address

You may have come across an instance where you need to connect to your router on your home network and therefor need it’s IP address. This post takes a look at how we find that information.

Finding the IP address for your router is not as difficult as it may sound and after only a minute or two you could have that all important address.

This is a relatively straight forward task using the Run command and then the command prompt from within your Windows install.

We’ll now take a look at the steps involved.

  1. Left click on the Windows Start button on the task bar
  2. From the start menu left click on Run or press the “Windows Key + R” on your keyboard to open the Run command box.
  3. Type “cmd” in the Run command box
  4. At the flashing curser in the newly opened command window type ipconfig then press enter
  5. Within the information that is offered after pressing enter, towards the top of the list you will see “Default Gateway
  6. To the right side of Default Gateway entry you will see an IP address which should look something like 192.168.0.1 (this may not be the IP address shown for your router).
  7. Make a note of the IP address and close the command window
  8. Open your web browser and enter the default gateway IP address in the address bar just as you would a web address
  9. Pressing enter will offer you the login page for your router on your home network.

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