An IP or Internet Protocol address is a unique string of values that makes your device visible on the Internet or Local Area Network (LAN). If you know your Router’s IP address, you can change its settings to make your WiFi work the way you want.
Users of the Windows 10/8/7/Vista operating system can find out their IP address very easily. There may be times you may want to find out IP address and this tutorial will show you how you can do it easily.
Find Router IP address on Windows 10
Finding an IP address on Windows 10 is very simple. You just need to follow any of the two methods and you are good to go. These are the methods you can follow to find Router IP address on Windows 10:
- Find IP address using Command Prompt
- Find IP address using Control Panel
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Find IP address by Command Prompt
The Command Prompt can do tons of things for you and finding out the IP address of your Router is one of them.
To find the IP address of your Router via Command Prompt, launch Command Prompt as an admin by Win + R, type “cmd”, and hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter.
Type the following command and hit Enter.
A list of different IP addresses will be thrown at you. But you need to look for Default Gateway as that’s your Router’s IP address.
There will be two sections, one for Ethernet and the other one for the WiFI – you need to check according to the way you are connected to the Router.
2] Find IP address by Control Panel
If you are not familiar with Command Prompt and don’t want to run any commands then this method is for you. We are going to find your Router’s IP address via Control Panel.
To do that, launch Control Panel from the Start menu and follow these steps:
- Open the “Network and Internet” section
- Go to View network status and tasks
- Click Wi-Fi or Ethernet (depending on the connection that you are using)
- Click Details
- Check your IPv4 Default Gateway as that’s your router IP address.
So, now that you know your Router’s IP address, you need to launch any browser. Type the IP address, log in with the credentials given to you by your ISP, and then alter the settings according to your needs.
Related read: How to set a Static IP Address in Windows 10.