Illustration of Internet connected devices, all having an IP address.

Your router has 2 IP addresses: one public IP address (WAN) that faces the outside world, and one private IP address (LAN) that is used in your home network.

The private IP address, also known as the Gateway IP address, is what all your devices in your home network will use to access the internet, as that one is routing all the information. It is also the IP address you'll use if you want to configure your router settings through the Web Interface. You can read more about the private IP address below.

If you or someone needs to access your home network from the outside world you'll need to know the Public IP, as that is the one available to the outside world. To configure your touter to allow for access from the outside world you'll need to configure it through the web-interface that usually is found on the Local IP.

To find out these IP addresses you can either:

  • Check the below automatic tools that we provide, which will tell you instantly.
  • Manually check it, depending on your OS

The (easy) automatic way to finding out your router IP

To make it easy let's start with the Automatic, already-done-for-you version, which will probe your network a few seconds to find the correct ones:

Your router's public IP is:

This is the following information we know about your current networks public IP.

Router's Public IP
54.196.145.24
City
Ashburn
ZipCode
20149
Country
flag of United States of America United States of America
Coordinates
-77.4728, 39.0481

Your router's local (private) IP is:

For you internal network, we will need to probe the network for a short while to see which one your router responds on. Click the button to proceed.

Router Private IP:

The harder (not really) / manual way to find your routers IP address

To find out the ip address manually you will have to either probe around manually or run some simple steps and/or commands, depending on your system.

Before you do anything else

There is still a simple way to quickly find out your routers IP address. Simply try any of the following links and see if the routers web-interface pages show up:
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Find your routers Gateway IP address with these manual steps and commands

Find out your router's local address on Windows

  1. Make sure you are connected to the network.
  2. Press Win + r
    A "run" prompt will open
    How to find your Router IP on Windows - step1: Type cmd into run prompt
  3. Type cmd and press enter.
    A command prompt will open
  4. Type the following into the command prompt: ipconfig | findstr /i "Gateway" and press enter.
    How to find your Router IP on Windows - step2: Write command into command prompt
  5. Your Default gateway, probably something like 192.168.0.1, will show

Find out your router's local address on macOS

  1. Make sure you are connected to the network.
  2. Open the OSX Terminal window:
    Hold ⌘cmd (Left of the spacebar) and click the spacebar
    How to find your Router IP on macOS - step1: Open Spotlight (cmd+space) and type terminal
  3. Type terminal into the Sptlight search and click enter. The Terminal will open.
  4. Type the following command: netstat -nr | grep default and click enter.
  5. Your router default IP will be shown, something like 192.168.1.1
    How to find your Router IP on macOS - step2: Type 'netstat -nr | grep default' into the terminal and click enter.

Find out your router's local address on Linux

  1. Make sure you are connected to the network.
  2. Open a terminal window (Shortcut on some distros: ctrl+alt+t)
  3. Type the following: ip route | grep default and press enter. How to find your Router IP on Linux: Open terminal and enter a simple command
  4. You will be presented with your router's IP address

Find out your router's local address on iOS

  1. Make sure you are connected to the network.
  2. Open the Settings.
    How to find your Router IP on iPhone - step1: Open settings
  3. Go to Wi-Fi.
    How to find your Router IP on iPhone - step2: go to Wi-Fi settings
  4. On the right side of your connected WiFi network, press the blue info-circle.
    How to find your Router IP on iPhone - step3: Click the blue info icon on the right
  5. Check what the "Router" entry says.
    How to find your Router IP on iPhone - step4: Check the Gateway entry

Note: Screenshots coming soon.

Find out your router's local address on Android

Method 1: From Wi-Fi settings Only works on newer Android versions

  1. Open Settings
  2. Go to Wi-Fi
  3. In the list, click on the network you are connected to
  4. In the box that opens, look for the Gateway entry.

If method 1 doesn't work try with the following method that should work on any Android version

Method 2: Wi-Fi Analyzer

  1. Install Wifi Analyzer on your Android device
  2. Make sure you are connected to your Wi-Fi and open the app
  3. Click the View menu (The icon that looks like an eye)
  4. Select AP List from the alternatives
  5. On the top of the page you will see "Connected to....", Click on it
  6. In the box that opens the Gaterway entry will be your router's IP address

Frequently asked questions

What is the Default Gateway?

The default gateway, also commonly the routers internal IP address, is what your home devices will use when requesting pages and content on the web.