Checking the router's IP address using a computer with Windows operating system

Checking the router’s IP address is the first step in accessing the web-based setup page of your router.  This will also determine if your router and computer are communicating with each other.
 
NOTE:  Make sure your computer is connected wired or wirelessly to your router.
 
This article will guide you on how to check your router’s IP address using a computer with Windows 7 or higher operating systems.
 
Windows 10
Windows 8/ 8.1
Windows 7/ Vista
 
Windows 10
 
There are two (2) ways to get the IP address of your router on your Windows 10 computer.   Click on the links below to know how:
 
Command Prompt
Network Connections
 
Command Prompt
 
Step 1:
Right-click on the Windows key then select Command Prompt.
 
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Step 2:
On the Command Prompt window, enter “ipconfig” and press the [Enter] key.
 
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The numbers indicated on the Default Gateway section is your router’s IP address.
 
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If you want to access the web-based setup page of your router, enter the default gateway number on the URL or address bar of your web-browser.
 
Network Connections
 
Step 1: 
Right-click the Network Connection icon in the lower right corner the select Open Network and Sharing Center.
 
NOTE:  A wired network connection shows this User-added image icon while a wireless network connection shows this User-added image icon.
 
Step 2:
Look for Connections and click on the network name.
 
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QUICK TIP:  The network name will depend on what you’ve set for your network.
 
Step 3:
Click the Details... button and look for the IPv4 Default Gateway on the Network Connection Details window.
 
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The numbers indicated on the IPv4 Default Gateway section is your router’s IP address.
 
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If you want to access the web-based setup page of your router, enter the default gateway number on the URL or address bar of your web-browser.
 
Windows 8/ 8.1
 
There are two (2) ways to get the IP address of your router on your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 computer.  Click on the links below to know how:
 
Command Prompt
Network Connections
 
Command Prompt
 
Step 1:
Press the Windows User-added image key on your keyboard and then enter “command prompt” to display the Command Prompt shortcut.  A search box on right side of the screen will appear.
 
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Step 2:
Click Command Prompt.
 
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Step 3:
On the Command Prompt window, enter “ipconfig” and press the [Enter] key.
 
The numbers indicated on the Default Gateway section is your router’s IP address.
 
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If you want to access the web-based setup page of your router, enter the default gateway number on the URL or address bar of your web-browser.
 
Network Connections
 
Step 1: 
Press the Windows User-added image key + D to go to the Desktop then right-click the network connection icon and select the Open Network and Sharing Center option.

NOTE:  A wired network connection shows this User-added image
 icon while a wireless network connection shows this User-added image icon.
 
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Step 2:
Look for Connections and click on the network name.
 
NOTE:  In this example, Fancy Puppy is the wireless network name (SSID).
 
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Step 3:
Click the Details… button and look for the IPv4 Default Gateway on the Network Connection Details window.
 
The numbers indicated on the IPv4 Default Gateway section is your router’s IP address.
 
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If you want to access the web-based setup page of your router, enter the default gateway number on the URL or address bar of your web-browser.
 
Windows 7/Vista
 
There are two (2) ways to get the IP address of your router on your Windows 7/ Vista computer.  Click on the links below to know how:
 
Command Prompt
Network Connections
 
Command Prompt
 
Step 1:
On your keyboard, press and hold the Windows User-added image key+R.
 
Step 2: 
On the Open field, enter “cmd” and press OK.
 
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Step 3: 
On the Command Prompt window, enter “ipconfig” and press the [Enter] key.
 
The numbers indicated on the Default Gateway section is your router’s IP address.
 
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If you want to access the web-based setup page of your router, enter the default gateway number on the URL or address bar of your web-browser.
 
Network Connections
 
Step 1:
Click the Network icon and click Open Network and Sharing Center.
 
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Step 2:
Look for Connections and click on the network name.
 
Step 3:
Click the Details… button and look for the IPv4 Default Gateway on the Network Connection Details.
 
The numbers indicated on the Default Gateway section is your router’s IP address.
 
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If you want to access the web-based setup page of your router, enter the default gateway number on the URL or address bar of your web-browser.


 
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Pinging the Linksys router
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