When you want to make changes to your router, you need to know your router’s IP address. Or if you want to change the network name, create a new WiFi password, or use a different channel to boost your internet speed. These functions are accessible using your router’s log-on page, but you can only get there if you know how to find your router home IP address.
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a unique string of numbers that identifies the devices in a network. It’s kind of like a mailing address that lets the mailman will know exactly where to drop off your packages.
IP addresses can be public or private. A public IP address is assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), such as AT&T or Comcast. Although, a private IP address is what allows all your devices to communicate with each other over your private network. If we want to connect the outside world, devices with a private IP address need to connect to a public IP address, generally by a modem.
IP addresses can also be static or dynamic. A static IP address will not change after a while, although a dynamic IP address does change. Mostly your router will take a static public IP address from your modem and change it into a dynamic private IP address. This permits you to buy new devices and connect them to your WiFi without having to set a new IP address for every device.
In case you’re using Windows, you can find your Router Home IP Address via using the Command Prompt app or the Control Panel. Through the Command Prompt app, enter ipconfig, tap Enter, and your system will bring up your default gateway or IP address.
Within the Control Panel, open Network and internet > View network status and tasks > Ethernet > Details.
Here are the steps for each method.
If you want to use the Control Panel, here’s how to find your Router Home IP Address:
There are two ways to find your router’s IP address on a Mac. Firstly, you can open System Preferences, tap on Network, and after that see the connection details on the Ethernet or WiFi panel. And the second one, you can open the Terminal app, type netstat -nr|grep default, tap on Enter, and see at the default IP address. You can follow these steps below.
Find Router IP Address with System Preferences
Go to System Preferences. You can access this by clicking on the Apple logo in the top left corner of your screen and clicking System Preferences from the drop-down menu.
Click on Network.
Select WiFi in the left panel. In case you are connected via Ethernet, your router IP address will be shown along with other network information when you select the Ethernet from the left-hand side of the panel.