How to Find your Router’s IP Address.
Each router has a configuration page that you can access via a web browser. There, you can see a list of all the devices connected to your network, track their internet usage, and even limit their bandwidth. But to access this configuration page, you first need to know the IP address of the router or the default gateway.
Now, if you don’t know the IP address of your router, try – 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 . These are the two most common default IP addresses for routers. However, if that doesn’t work or someone changed the default login address, you can do it.
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Find the IP address of your router
If you are on a Windows computer, open cmd, type the following command and press Enter. The value next to the default gateway is the IP address of your router.
If for some reason you don’t have cmd access, you can also do it using the GUI. Go to Network and Sharing Center Connections Details. And look for the IP address of the router next to the default IPv4 gateway. (see screenshot)
If you are on a MAC computer, open a terminal and enter the following command. The value next to the gateway is the IP address of your router.
route -n get default value
Again, since MAC is based on the Linux kernel, the steps are very similar in both OSes. Open a terminal, type the following command and press Enter. The IP address under the gateway is the IP address of your router.
Android / iOS
You can also find out the IP address of the router from your smartphone. Just install any network scanner app like Fing (available for both iOS and Android). Then open the app and update it so it can scan your WiFi. Now click on the network name at the top and find the value next to the gateway. This is the IP address of your router.
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Now that you have the address to log into your router, enter it in the URL field of your web browser. You will now be asked to enter your credentials. Again, in most cases the default username and password are admin and admin or admin and password. Or you can check this online database. However, if all else fails, contact the person who set up your network.
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