How to Find Your Router IP Address

Whether you want to get into your router’s admin settings or access any of its features, you will first need to know what your router IP address is. Learn the right steps to find your router’s IP on Mac and Windows.


What is an IP Address?

In non-technical terms, an IP address is the numerical label which identifies a device (computer, printer, smart phone, camera, etc.) connected to a network such as a local area network or the wider Internet.

A private IP address, also referred to as local IP address, is allocated by your router to all devices connected to it. This IP address is not accessible over the Internet – they are only used for communications within internal networks.

A public IP address, also referred to as external IP address, is allocated by an ISP to your business or home router. Typically, you will be given a new IP address every time you connect to the Internet. You can find your public IP address using many online tools.

What is my Router IP Address?

How to Find Your Router’s IP Address on Windows?

To find your router IP address on Windows, follow these simple steps:

  • Type “cmd” in the search box and open Command Prompt.
  • Enter the “ipconfig” command.
  • Find your router IP address listed as “Default Gateway

How to Find Your Router’s IP Address on Mac?

  • Click the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
  • Click Network and then Advanced.
  • Select the TCP/IP tab, and find your router IP address listed as “Router”.

Common Default Router IP Addresses

In the list below, you will find the default router IPs for some of the most widely used router brands.

Router BrandDefault Router IPs
TP Link192.168.1.1

Get a Secure Router IP Address in 3 Easy Steps

By configuring PureVPN on your router, you can safeguard your entire Wi-Fi connection with 256-bit encryption. All you have to do is follow these steps:

  • Subscribe to PureVPN.
  • Setup PureVPN on your router.
  • Every single device connected to your home or business router will now enjoy top-of-the-line VPN security.