Have you ever found yourself in a situation in which you wanted to configure a wireless router and you did not know its IP address? Therefore, you couldn’t connect to its administration user interface because you had no idea what its IP address was. If yes, then this guide should provide you with the answer. We are sharing five ways in which you can find the IP address of any wireless router that you are connected to. There’s plenty of ground to cover, so let’s get started:
NOTE: The first 4 methods of finding the local IP address of your wireless router are all based on the assumption that you are connected to the network that is broadcast and managed by the router.
Method 1. Find your wireless router’s IP address from the Network and Sharing Center
An easy way to find your wireless router’s IP address is to use the Network and Sharing Center in Windows. Open it and click or tap the network adapter that your computer or device is using to connect to the network that is managed by the router.
The previous action will open the Status window that shows information about your network connection. There you will also find a button called Details. Click or tap on it.
In the Network Connection Details window, look for the field called Default Gateway. The Default Gateway is the IP address of your wireless router.
Method 2. Find your wireless router’s IP address from the Command Prompt
If you prefer using the Command Prompt , open it and run the following command:
ipconfig /all | findstr /R “Gateway”
The result you get is the Default Gateway used by your Windows computer or device. The IP address of your Default Gateway is also the IP address of your wireless router.
Method 3. Find your wireless router’s IP address from PowerShell
Similarly to the previous method, you can also use the PowerShell to find out the IP address of your wireless router. Start PowerShell and run this command:
gip | findstr /R “Gateway”
In just a second, PowerShell lists the Default Gateway used by your Windows computer or device. The IP address of the Default Gateway is also the IP address of your wireless router.
Method 4. Find your wireless router’s IP address from the official documentation
Each and every wireless router on the market has a user manual. Among all the various types of information regarding the router’s hardware specs, features and configuration options, you will also find the default IP address that the manufacturer uses for your wireless router. If nobody has changed the router’s default IP address, it should still match the one you find in its manual.
Method 5. Try one of the IP addresses that manufacturers use as defaults for their wireless routers
If none of the previous methods works for you, and you just can’t find the IP address used by your wireless router, then maybe the table below will help. We’ve gathered information from a lot of sources and we managed to compile it in a long Excel sheet that lists many various router manufacturers and the IP addresses they set as defaults on the wireless router that they make. We are sure that your wireless router’s IP address is among these too:
Hopefully, we managed to fulfill this guide’s purpose of helping you find the IP address that is used by your wireless router. If you still have issues in doing so, leave us a comment with a description of your problem and we will do our best to help you solve it. If you have something to add to our guide and you know other methods of finding the IP address of a wireless router, please share them with us.