Did you ever wonder what role an IP address plays and why do you need to find your Router IP address? Your Router holds two IP addresses one is a private address to which our devices stay connected, and another one is a public IP address using which the Router communicates on the internet.
Find Your Router IP Address
If you’re wondering, “Why would I need to find my IP Address?” Some of the reasons are to troubleshoot your router and network connection, to configure a Static IP for IoT devices like security cameras, and to set up a VPN (we have covered more about what VPN is and why you must use it?).
How To Find Your Router IP Address In Windows
- Click on the Start menu.
2. Click on the Gear icon, and you’ll be taken to the settings.
3. Find the Network and Internet option and click on it.
4. Go to the Wi-Fi tab, find and click on Hardware Properties.
5. You will now see all the info about the network you are connected to and your IP address.
How To Find Your Router IP Address In Windows Using CMD
There’s another way of finding your IP address, and that is via the command line. Here’s how;
- Click on the Start button.
2. Type cmd in the search box and hit enter.
3. In the terminal, type the command given below and hit enter.
4. If you are connected to the internet via ethernet, the Default Gateway Mask will be shown under “Ethernet adapter Ethernet.”
5. If you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network, the Default Gateway Mask will be displayed under the “Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi” section.
In both the addresses, the “IPV4” address represents the IP address of the device that is connected to the Router.
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How To Find Your Router IP Address In MacOS
The procedure is pretty nimble on macOS. All you need to do is;
- Click on the Wireless icon and click on “Open Network Preferences.”
2. A new window showing the network status will open. Click on the medium by which you’re connected to the internet and find the “Advanced” option.
3. Click on the TCP/IP tab. This will display not only your Router’s IP address but also the IPv4 address, which is your computer’s unique IP address to the Router.
Here the IP address of your Router is 10.0.1.1 and the unique IP address of your computer is 10.0.1.4.
So, that’s how you find out your router IP address. Let us know in the comments section below if you found this short article helpful.