How to find the router IP address?

If you are looking to upgrade your router firmware or need to secure your WiFi network, you will need to know the exact IP address of your router, in order to modify the various settings.

The default IP address of most routers is, but sometimes it is automatically changed by the router software upon installation.

The easy way to determine the router’s IP address are via ipconfig and tracert

Option #1 – Go to Start –> Run and enter the following command:

cmd /k ipconfig

The IP address listed under “Default Gateway” is your router’s IP address

Option #2 – Open the Run box again and type the command:

cmd /k tracert

The IP Address listed at the first hop in the traceroute log is your router’s IP address.

If it still doesn’t give you the correct router IP address, try to reset your router to its factory defaults. You will be needing to search it on Google or Bing, for the exact steps on how to reset the router.

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