How to Find your Router IP Address

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July 18, 2017 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Each router has 2 IP addresses: an internal IP address and an external IP address.

Notice the dashed line in the image below. The dashed line represents the division of two different IP addresses in your router.

Router IP address conceptual diagram
Router IP address conceptual diagram

How To Find Your Internal Router IP Address

We have two software tools that can find your router's IP address. Both of them are free downloads. You can use the free software tools or the windows command prompt to find your router's IP address.

To find your router's internal IP address the easiest method is with a little command-line tool called ipconfig that comes with Windows. First, you need to click Start and find the Run command. You should see a little run dialog box that looks something like this.

cmd dialog win10
cmd dialog win10

In the run dialog box type in cmd and either press enter or click the Ok button. You should see a black window with white text, referred to as a command prompt.

Windows XP command prompt
Windows XP command prompt

At the command prompt type in ipconfig and press enter. You should see results that look like the following image.

Router's internal IP address
Router's internal IP address

I have circled the router's IP address in red in the above image. Notice that windows lists it under the title Default Gateway.

REMEMBER: This is the IP address that you use to configure your router for port forwarding.


How To Find Your External Router IP Address

The easiest way to determine your router's external IP address is to visit a website that reports it back to you. We do that for you. Below is your real external IP address as of right now.

Your router's external IP address is currently: 3.236.239.91

If you want a person to connect to you remotely, then this is the IP address to tell them.

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