It is necessary to check your router’s IP address when you configure some software, or when you do some work related to IP address such as signing in to your router, checking your router’s setting, finding out the router information on your computer.
In general, you have two IP address in your home use router. One Router’s IP address is used for LAN which is short for local area network which is called your router’s internal IP address that you can use it to login your router to configure it, and the other is used for WAN which is short for the external internet which is called your router’s external IP address that you can use it to connect to the internet.
Router’s LAN Ports and WAN Port
Two Kinds of IP Address for a Router
The router’s IP address used for LAN often start with two number: 192 and 168. And the following number sometimes change with different router brands. Such as:
- Linksys router: 192.168.1.1
- D-Link and Netgear routers: 192.168.0.1
- Some Belkin and SMC routers: 192.168.2.1
- US Robotics routers: 192.168.123.254
And so on.
How to Find the Router’s internal IP Address?
There are several ways to find out your router’s internal IP address:
- Find it on the manufacturer’s documentation that match your router’s brand.
- Find it use some software such as Router Detector with which you can not only find your router’s internal IP address but also any additional routers once you have on your network.
The easiest way to find out your router’s internal IP address is to open a Window command prompt that make you can obtain it. Here is the steps:
- Click the start button and type “cmd” in start menu dialog box. The click the cmd.exe.
- Type “ipconfig” and press “Enter” key on your keyboard.
- Find the Default Gateway in the list of result, and it is your router’s internal IP address.
An IP address used for WAN is the Router’s Outbound Network Address.
How to Find the Router’s Outbound Network Address?
- Find the public IP addresses by visiting a website that you can get from Google or Bing by searching “IP check”.
- Find it by executing a ping or traceroute command from a computer connected to the router such as a Windows PC, Apple or Chrome system, and you also can use the “ipconfig” command as above.
You can now check your router’s IP address, or sign into your router if you hope.
You will find your Router’s IP Address is IPv4, but sometimes you can obtain an IPv6 address. You can make it at a same way.