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, Windows Vista, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems.

Windows 8/ 8.1
Windows 7/ Vista

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  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.

Step 2:
Click Command Prompt.

Step 3:
On the Command Prompt window, enter “ipconfig” and press the [Enter] key.

NOTE:  The numbers indicated on the Default Gateway section is your router’s IP address.

QUICK TIP:  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  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  icon while a wireless network connection shows this  icon.

Step 2:
Look for Connections: and click on the network name.

NOTE:  In this example, Fancy Puppy is the wireless network name (SSID).

Step 3:
Click the Details… button and look for the IPv4 Default Gateway on the Network Connection Details window.

QUICK TIP:  The IPV4 Default Gateway is your router’s IP address.

 

QUICK TIP:  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  key+R.

Step 2:
On the Open field, enter “cmd” and press OK.

 

Step 3:
On the Command Prompt window, enter “ipconfig” and press the [Enter] key.

NOTE:  The numbers indicated on the Default Gateway section is your router’s IP address.

QUICK TIP:  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.

Step 2:
Look for Connections: and click on Local Area Connection.

Step 3:
Click the Details… button and look for the IPv4 Default Gateway on the Network Connection Details.

QUICK TIP:  The IPV4 Default Gateway is your router’s IP address.

QUICK TIP:  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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