While some routers use text-based URLs, many use an IP address that you can use in your browser to access the device’s admin panel. In this panel, you can change settings, install firmware updates, troubleshoot issues, and configure your preferences.
Many routers in a private network use the default IP address 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1. If your router doesn’t use these specific default addresses, it will still most likely use one starting with 192.168.x.x.
However, the only way to know your router’s IP address for sure is to directly check it through a connected device like your computer. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck typing in all the variations of common router IP addresses until you get it right.
Finding out your router’s IP address is pretty simple, but the steps differ depending on the OS of your PC or mobile device. See our short tutorials below on how to find this IP address on various platforms.
How To Find Your Router IP Address on Windows
There are two main ways to find your router IP address on Windows using Windows PowerShell or by visiting the Network and Sharing Center in your Control Panel.
The simplest way to find your router IP address on Windows is by using Windows PowerShell.
Right-click Start and search for Windows PowerShell. Open the app and then type in: ipconfig
Then, press Enter and various IP addresses will appear.
You will find your router’s IP address next to Default Gateway.