How to know the IP address of a router?

The IP address represents the way our computers appear in connection networks. This address can be internal and password protected. Knowing how to find out the router’s IP is important whenever you need to change access information or configure other resources. There are two ways to obtain this data – via the connection properties of the computer itself, or through the command prompt.

On the desktop, go to the taskbar and right-click on the Network and Internet Settings icon. In the menu that opens, click on “Open Network and Internet Settings”. In the settings, click on the option “View network properties”, located at the bottom of this window. The next screen will display all of your network properties. To find your router’s IP, locate the line “IPv4 Address”. The numbering on the side is what you are looking for.

Find out your router’s IP via command prompt

There are two ways to access the command prompt. One is to use the “Windows + R” button combination, then type CMD in the window that appears, and click Enter. The second way is to go to the Start menu, type a command prompt in the search space, and click on the option that appears. With the screen already open, type IPCONFIG and click Enter. Instantly, you will see some information appearing from your network. The information you are looking for is in “Default Gateway”. The respective numbering is your router’s IP.

However, there is another way to know the IP address, very simple. Just visit MY IP and simply put the IP in the search box. The website will automatically show you the details (IP address, IP type, Internet service provider, location, country, etc).

Why know the IP of the router?

Knowing your local IP can help to change settings on your internal network, such as logins and passwords. Whenever you suspect that someone may be using your Wi-Fi, it is interesting to use this address to change your password or even hide your network. To access the router’s settings menu, type the IP you found in your browser’s address bar. If the numbering is correct, a window will appear asking for your access credentials (username and password). Now just log in normally. If you have forgotten your access, consult your router’s manual. Usually, the default is “admin” for both login and password. It is recommended to change this pattern for a more secure password as soon as possible.