How to Find Your Router’s IP Address?
Generally, a home broadband router has two IP addresses: one is its own private address on the local network and the other is the external, public IP address that's used for communicating with outside networks on the internet.
How to find the router's external IP address?
This IP address is set by the ISP when it connects to the internet. This address can be seen with our IP lookup service and also within the router menu after logging in, for example on Linksys routers, you can see the public IP address on the Status page in the Internet section while on NETGEAR routers might call this address the Internet Port IP Address and have it listed in the Maintenance > Router Status screen.
How to find the router's local IP address?
By default, the local IP address of home routers are set to a private IP address. It can be found in the manufacturer's documentation and it is usually the same address for every model from that manufacturer.
Here are the default local IP addresses for some of the most popular brands of routers:
- Linksys routers usually use 192.168.1.1 for their default internal address
- D-Link and NETGEAR routers are most commonly set to 192.168.0.1
- Cisco routers are often 192.168.10.2, 192.168.1.254, or 192.168.1.1
- Some Belkin and SMC routers use 192.168.2.1
- U.S. Robotics routers use 192.168.123.254
System administrators or router owners have the option to change this IP address in the router's administrative console. Unlike the most of other IP addresses on home networks that usually change periodically, the router's private IP address remains static unless someone manually changes it.
- Click the Apple menu (top of the screen)
- Choose 'System Preferences'
- Click the 'Network' icon
- Choose the relevant network connection
- Press the 'Advanced' button
- Click the 'TCP/IP' tab to see the IP address on the right of the router