How to find your routers IP address
How To Find Your Routers IP Address|
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Each router has 2 IP addresses: an internal IP address and an external IP address.
How To Find Your Routers Internal IP Address
To find your routers 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.
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.
At the command prompt type in ipconfig and press enter. You should see results that look like the following image.
I have circled the routers 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 Routers External IP Address
The easiest way to determine your routers external IP address is to visit a website that reports it back to you. You can do this by searching "IP Address" in google, or using this link to find your external IP address.