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:
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:
This is the following information we know about your current networks public IP.
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.
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.
cmdand press enter.
ipconfig | findstr /i "Gateway"and press enter.
netstat -nr | grep defaultand click enter.
ip route | grep defaultand press enter.
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.