Find Router Login IP in Windows, MAC, Linux, Chrome & Android

If you have tried many IPs for login into your router but have still no luck then instead of being angry and banging your head against the wall, just give yourself 2 minutes (yes we mean it). So just relax take a deep breath and follow the tutorial below that relates to you.

Finding Your Router Login IP in Windows

We can find login IP address of your router using command prompt. This method is very easy and prime benefit is that it is supported in all versions of windows. Use of command prompt program is same for all Windows operating system (i.e Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and others). Command prompt program are available in all windows operating system, name of file is cmd.exe.

  1. Click Start > Search programs and files > type cmd and press Enter / Return or click on cmd.exe file.
  2. Click on windows icon, which is on left side of your screen and above start you will find Search Programs and files, click in search programs and file bar and type cmd and press Enter / Return or Click on cmd file.
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  3. As you open it, a black command prompt program will appear shown below. Type ipconfig or ipconfig / all and hit Enter key.

    Note: Commands in cmd are not case-sensitive, i.e. Upper case or lower case doesn't matter.

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  4. As you can see above, our desired IP is listed as "Default Gateway" whose value in our case is "". Easy it is, isn't it?

Finding Your Router Login IP in MAC

  1. Click on the Apple icon on the top left corner and select System Preferences.
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  2. Select Network.
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  3. Your default gateway will be listed next to Router.
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Finding Your Router Login IP in Linux

  1. You'll need to open a Terminal. Depending on your Linux distribution, it can be located in the menu items at the top, or at the bottom of your screen. In this example, we will use Fedora. Click Applications > System Tools > Terminal.
  2. When terminal is open, type the following command: ip route | grep default
  3. The output of this should look something like the following:

    $ ip route | grep default

    default via dev eth0 proto static

  4. In this example, again, is your default gateway (router) IP address.

Finding Your Router Login IP in Chrome

In Chrome OS, there is a section called ifconfig. We will use the same to address this issue.

The results of running ifconfig can be viewed by opening a browser, typing chrome://system in the omnibox, and expanding the ifconfig section as shown below. This is a useful way to view the IP address, MAC address, and network statistics. As you can see below, our desired field may be inet addr : in our case.

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Finding Your Router Login IP in Android

Please note that there is no direct way to find default router IP. So people have developed different apps for this purpose. These are easy to install and use. One such app is Android Terminal Emulator which can be installed from Google Play.

After the application has been started, there is need to put "ip route show" command.

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This command displays the default route. As can be seen in the example above, the IP address of the default gateway is and traffic goes via wlan0 interface.