How to Find IP address of WiFi and Network Router

By | June 23, 2014
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Generally while securing our WiFi or Network Router, the first thing we do change the default IP of the router. Also we do not configure router more often, so there is a possibility to forget the IP address. If you are looking to upgrade the software of your existing router or need to secure your Wireless network with an even stronger password, you first need to know the exact IP address of the router in order to access the settings to configure.

Now the default IP address of almost all the routers is either or but in some cases, you might have changed the default IP address at the time of installation and configuration, and unfortunately, you forgot that. Don’t worry here is the solution get the IP back in just few key hits.

Process of finding IP address of WiFi and Network router is different on Mac and Windows based PC. Here below is the guide for Windows users only.

Find IP address of WiFi and Network Router on Windows

First connect to the router who’s IP address you want, no matter it is connected to internet or not.

Method 1:

  1. Now to Start and Open RUN, or press Windows+ R simultaneously and write the command below:
    cmd /k ipconfig
  2. The IP address listed under “Default Gateway” is your router’s IP address.

Method 2:

  1. Again Open Run command using the same shortcut key as above.
  2. Type the traceroute command as shown below:
    cmd /k tracert
  3. The IP Address listed at the first hop in the traceroute log is your router’s IP address.


Find IP address of WiFi and Network Router on Mac

If you are on Mac and trying to get the IP of the router you are connected in, though isn’t any 2nd option to go for such as Windows but run the following command on your desktop terminal:

route -n get default

Now down the value of the “default Gateway”, this value it shows is the IP address of your network router.

If you tried everything and still didn’t get any result then, you might have to reset the router to factory defaults and this will change its IP address back to or you can search Google with the name of the router to get the default IP address.

Author: Galvin Carter

Galvin Carter, the Associate Editor at The Tech Bulletin, is a computer programmer by profession and a geek by passion. He likes to gather knowledge about current technologies, gadgets. Being an Android lover, his content revolves around Android. +GalvinCarter