Sometimes you might need to know your router’s IP address. This will give you access to the setup page so you can make configuration changes like changing passwords, kicking out unwanted users, limiting users, and so on.
In this article, I will show you how to find out what your router IP address is on a Windows machine and Android smartphone.
What is an IP Address?
But before we jump in, let's clarify – what is an IP address?
The abbreviation IP stands for “internet protocol”. The internet protocol is a set of rules governing how computers, phones, and other devices share data over the internet or local networks.
An IP address is a special numerical identifier that allows information to be sent between various devices on a network.
How to Find your Wifi Address on a Windows Computer
To find out what the IP address of your router is (or of any other device on which you have access to its Wifi), you can either use the command prompt or gain access to it through the control panel.
How to Find your Wifi Address on a Windows Computer through the Command Prompt
Step 1: Click on Start (Windows logo) or press the
WIN on your keyboard.
Step 2: Search for “cmd” and hit
ENTER to launch the command prompt.
Step 3: Right inside the command prompt, type in “ipconfig” and hit Enter.
The number assigned to “Default Gateway” is your router’s IP address.
How to Find your Wifi Address on a Windows Computer through the Control Panel
Step 1: Click on Start and search for “Control Panel”, then click on the first search result or hit
ENTER to launch the Control Panel.
Step 2: Under “Network and Internet”, click on “View network status and tasks”.
Step 3: You will see your router name on the right. Click on it and a small window will pop up.
Step 4: In the pop-up box, click on “Details”.
After clicking on the “Details” button, another small window will pop up showing various information about your router. The value assigned to IPv4 is your router's IP address.
How to Find your Wifi Address on an Android Smartphone
Android devices do not have a built-in option to check the router’s addresses out of the box. But you can use a third-party app like Wifi Analyzer.
If you have Wifi Analyzer installed on your Android smartphone, launch the app.
You will see the channel graph tab immediately.
Swipe to the Access Points tab and you will see the IP address of your router.
In this article, you learned how to find the IP address of your router on a Windows computer and Android smartphone.
You can use your router without knowing what the IP address is, but knowing it gives you more control over it and you can personalize it.
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