In order to configure your router, you’ll need to log in to it. In order to do that, you must know its IP address. You can check your default router IP address here. An IP address consists of four numbers separated by full stops. A home network’s IP address will start with 192.168. Routers typically have IP addresses like 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. Depending on your device or computer, the way you’ll find out your router’s IP address will be different. Here are the steps for each.

Windows

Open the command prompt by accessing the search bar and typing ‘cmd’. A black window will appear in which you’ll need to type ‘ipconfig’. Look through the results for the default gateway address.

MAC OS

Here are the simplest steps for checking your router’s IP:

  • 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

Linux

First, navigate to: Applications > System Tools > Terminal and type ‘ipconfig’. You will see your router’s IP listed beside ‘inet addr’.

iPhone iOS

If using iOS9 or iOS8, navigate to Settings > WiFi and click the wireless network to which you are currently connected. Look in the DHCP section to find our your router’s IP.

Android

A third-party app called Wi-Fi Analyzer is the easiest method for Android devices. After installing the app, tap on the ‘View’ menu and choose ‘AP list’. You’ll see ‘Connected to: [Network Name]’. If you tap on it, a window will display your network’s information including your router’s IP.

Chrome OS

On the taskbar, click the notification area. Next, click on ‘Connected to [Network Name]’ on the list which appears. Click on the name of your wireless network and then on the ‘Network’ tab to display the results including your router’s IP address.

Choose your router from the list below in order to see its default username and password. 

 

Here are some popular router’s credential information.

Router Brand

Login IP

Username

Password

3Com http://192.168.1.1 admin admin
Belkin http://192.168.2.1 admin admin
BenQ http://192.168.1.1 admin admin
D-Link http://192.168.0.1 admin admin
Digicom http://192.168.1.254 admin michelangelo
Digicom http://192.168.1.254 user password
Linksys http://192.168.1.1 admin admin
Netgear http://192.168.0.1 admin password
Sitecom http://192.168.0.1 sitecom admin
Thomson http://192.168.1.254 user user
US Robotics http://192.168.1.1 admin admin