In order to access your router IP address, you have to log in to it. In order to do that, you must know its IP address. You can check your default router IP address here. An IP address consists of four numbers separated by dots. A home network’s IP address will start with 192. Routers typically have IP addresses like 192.168.l.254 or 192.168.1.254. Depending on your device or computer, the way you’ll find out your router’s IP address will be different. Here are the steps for each.
For MAC OS
Here are the simplest steps for checking your router’s IP:
- Click the Apple menu (top of the screen)
- Choose ‘System Preferences’
- Click the ‘Network’ icon
- Choose the relevant network connection
- Press the ‘Advanced’ button
- Click the ‘TCP/IP’ tab to see the IP address 192.168.1.254 on the right of the router
If you prefer, you can also find the default gateway address through the graphic interface.
- First, open the Control Panel. Just click Start, type “control panel,” and then hit Enter.
- In the “Network and Internet” category, click the “View network status and tasks” link.
- In the upper right corner of the “Network and Sharing Center” window, click the name of your network connection.
- In the “Ethernet Status” window, click the “Details” button.
- Now Enter http://192.168.l.254 on the URL of web browser
- In the “Network Connection Details” window, you’ll find your router’s IP address listed as “IPv4 Default Gateway.”
For iPhone and iPad
On an iPhone or iPad, just head to Settings > Wi-Fi, and then tap the name of your Wi-Fi network. You’ll see the router’s IP address listed as “Router”.
A third-party app called Wi-Fi Analyzer is the easiest method for Android devices.
After installing the app, tap on the ‘View’ menu and choose ‘AP list’.
You’ll see ‘Connected to: [Network Name]’. If you tap on it, a window will display your network’s information including your router’s IP.
For Chrome OS
If you’re using a Chromebook, click the notification area at right side of your taskbar, click the “Connected to [Network Name]” option in the list that pops up, and then click the name of the wireless network you’re connected to 192.168.l.254
When the network information appears, click the “Network” tab and you’ll see the router’s address listed as “Gateway.”
Most Linux desktops have a network icon in their notification area. Typically, you can click this network icon and then select “Connection Information”—or something similar. Look for the IP address displayed next to “Default Route” or “Gateway”.