A router or router, like any other active device connected to a computer network, has its own IP address. The router’s IP address may be needed when setting up a local network, changing the password on Wi-Fi, as well as in many other cases. Now we will talk about how to find out the IP address of the router to which your computer is connected.
Try the standard IP addresses for routers
If we are talking about a regular home or office LAN, then in most cases, the IP address of the router is 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. The probability that the router uses a different IP address is very small. Therefore, in the first place, it is worth checking these two.
In order to check these two IP addresses just enter them in the address bar of the browser. If the router is really available for one of them, then you will see the router’s web interface or a proposal to enter a login and password for access.
Find out the IP address of the router using the IPCONFIG command
If the previous method did not help you, and you did not find a router at 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1, then you can use the IPCONFIG command.
To get started, use the WindowsR key combination to open the Run menu.
In the window that opens, enter the CMD command and press the enter button. After that, the “Command Line” should open in front of you.
Type IPCONFIG in the "Command Prompt" and press enter.
After that, information about network connections will be loaded in the Command line. The IP address of your router will be indicated opposite the “Main Gateway” item. In our case, it is 192.168.1.1.
Find out the IP address of your router using the Windows interface
If using the "Command Line" is too difficult for you, then you can see the IP address of the main gateway and, accordingly, your router in the settings of the Windows operating system.
To do this, open the Control Panel.> Network and Internet.> Network and Sharing Center. In the "Network and Sharing Center" window, click on the link "Local Area Connection".
And in the window that opens, click on the "Details" button.
In the next window, you will see all the information about your network connection.
The IP address of the router will be indicated here, it is opposite the item “Default gateway”.