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To check the IP address of your Wi-Fi router, you typically don't need an online tool; instead, you can find this information directly through your device's network settings or by using simple commands. In this context, the IP address you're looking for is the router's local IP address, which is used to access the router's web-based setup page, where you can configure its settings. Here are methods for various devices:


  1. Open the Command Prompt by typing cmd In the Start menu, search for the bar and press Enter.
  2. In Command Prompt, type ipconfig and press Enter.
  3. Look for the "Default Gateway" under your network connection. This is your router's IP address.


  1. Go to System Preferences > Network.
  2. Select your network connection (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) on the left.
  3. Click the "Advanced" button, then go to the TCP/IP tab. The router's IP address is listed as the "Router."


  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Type ip route | grep default or route -n and press Enter.
  3. The IP address listed as the "Gateway" is your router's IP address.


  1. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap the "i" icon next to your connected network.
  3. Your router's IP address is listed next to "Router."


  1. Go to Settings > Network & internet > Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap on the network you're connected to.
  3. Look for "Gateway", "Router", or similar. The terminology might vary depending on the device.


  • The router's IP address is typically in the format. 192.168.x.x, 10.0.x.x, or 172.16.x.x.
  • If you're trying to access your router's settings from outside your local network, you'll need its public IP address, which can be found by searching "What is my IP address" in any web browser. However, accessing your router's settings remotely requires additional setup for security reasons, such as setting up a VPN or enabling port forwarding, which is not recommended without proper knowledge due to potential security risks.

Remember, accessing your router's configuration interface requires entering the router's IP address into a web browser's address bar, followed by entering the username and password for the router. If you haven't changed these from the default settings, they might still be set to the manufacturer's defaults, which you can find in the router's manual or online.

When discussing IP addresses, several common questions often arise due to their central role in networking and internet connectivity. Here's a FAQ list to help clarify some of these questions:

1. What is an IP address?

An IP address, or Internet Protocol address, is a unique numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. It serves two main functions: network interface identification and location addressing.

2. Are there different types of IP addresses?

Yes, there are two main types of IP addresses:

  • IPv4: The fourth version of IP uses a 32-bit address space. It appears as four numbers separated by dots, e.g.,
  • IPv6: The successor to IPv4, designed to deal with the latter's address exhaustion. It uses a 128-bit address space, allowing for many more addresses. IPv6 addresses are represented by eight groups of four hexadecimal digits, e.g., 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334.

3. How do I find my device's IP address?

The method varies by operating system:

  • Windows: Open the Command Prompt and type ipconfig.
  • macOS: Go to System Preferences > Network, select your network connection, and click "Advanced."
  • Linux: Use the ip addr show command in the terminal.
  • iOS/Android: Go to Wi-Fi settings and tap on the network you're connected to.

4. What is the difference between a public and a private IP address?

  • Public IP addresses are unique across the internet and are assigned by your internet service provider. They are used for communication between your network and the internet.
  • Private IP addresses are used within private networks and are not unique across the internet. They allow multiple devices to have unique addresses within the same network without conflicting with global IP addresses.

5. Can my IP address change?

Yes, your public IP address can change:

  • The ISP assigns dynamic IP addresses, which can change over time.
  • Static IP addresses are permanent and do not change unless manually modified by the ISP or network administrator.
  • 6. What is a subnet mask?

A subnet mask is a number that defines a range of IP addresses available within a network. It masks out the network portion of an IP address, allowing only the host portion to vary, which helps divide networks into subnetworks.

7. Why does my device have multiple IP addresses?

Devices can have multiple IP addresses if connected to multiple networks (e.g., Wi-Fi and Ethernet) or if they support IPv4 and IPv6. Virtual network interfaces and VPNs can also assign additional IP addresses to a single device.

8. How do IP addresses work with routers and modems?

Routers and modems connect devices to the internet and typically assign private IP addresses to each device on the network through DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). The router has a public IP address for internet communication, acting as a gateway for the devices on the network.

9. Can two devices have the same IP address?

Within the same network, two devices cannot have the same private IP address, as this would cause an IP address conflict. However, two different networks (e.g., two different homes) can have devices with the same private IP addresses, as these addresses are not exposed directly to the internet.

10. How do IP addresses relate to DNS?

The Domain Name System (DNS) translates human-readable domain names (like www.example.com) into IP addresses that computers use to identify each other on the network. DNS acts as the internet's phone book, allowing users to access websites using domain names instead of having to remember numerical IP addresses.


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