2/1/2022

What Is My Ip Address For My Wifi

If you want to make changes to your router, you need to know your router’s IP address. Perhaps you want to change the network name, create a new WiFi password, or use a different channel to boost your internet speed. These functions are accessible through your router’s log-on page, but you can only get there if you know how to find your router’s IP address.

Wifi

What is an IP Address?

An Internet Protocol (IP) address isa unique string of numbers that identifies the devices in a network. It’s kindof like a mailing address that lets the mailman will know exactly where to dropoff your packages.

IP addresses can be public orprivate. A public IP address is assigned to you by your Internet ServiceProvider (ISP), such as AT&T or Comcast. However, a private IP address iswhat allows all your devices to communicate with each other over your privatenetwork. In order to be connected to the outside world, devices with a privateIP address need to connect to a public IP address, usually through a modem.

IP addresses can also be static or dynamic. A static IP address will not change over time, while a dynamic IP address does change. In most cases, your router will take a (mostly) static public IP address from your modem and transform it into a dynamic private IP address. This allows you to buy new devices and connect them to your WiFi without having to set a new IP address for every device.

Do not confuse an Ethernet or Wireless hardware address with an Internet Protocol v4 ('IPv4') address; that's a number assigned to some computers and printers by the Princeton University, and looks something like: 128.112.1.2 or 140.180.1.2. To find “My Router IP Address” on your iPhone/iPad, here’s what you need to do: Select Settings Wi-Fi. Select the Wi-Fi network you are connected to. Scroll down until you come across IPv4 Address.

How to Find Your Router’s IP Address on Windows

If you’re using Windows, you canfind your router’s IP address by using the Command Prompt app or the ControlPanel. From the Command Prompt app, type ipconfig, hit Enter, and yoursystem will bring up your default gateway or IP address. In Control Panel, goto Network and internet > View network status and tasks > Ethernet >Details. Here are the steps for each method.

How to Find Router IP Address with Command Prompt

  1. Click the Windows search bar, and type Command Prompt in the search box.
  2. Then press Enter. You can also double click on the Command Prompt app that appears in the search results.
  3. Type ipconfig in the command line and press Enter.
  4. You will see your router’s IP address next to the Default Gateway.

How to Find Router IP Address with the Control Panel

Ifyou prefer to use the Control Panel, here’s how to find your router’s IPaddress:

  1. Open the Windows search bar and type Control Panel in the search box.
  2. Hit Enter. You can also double click on the Control Panel app.
  3. Under Network and Internet, click on View network status and tasks.
  4. Then click on the link for Connection: WiFi. If you are connecting directly to your router with an Ethernet cable, this might say Connection: Ethernet instead.
  5. Then click on Details in the pop-up box.
  6. Your router’s IP address will be next to IPv4 Default Gateway.

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

You can find your router’s IPaddress on a Mac in two ways. First, you can open System Preferences, click onNetwork, and then see the connection details on the Ethernet or WiFi panel. Or,you can launch the Terminal app, type netstat -nr grep default, hitEnter, and look at the default IP address. Just follow these steps below.

How to Find Router IP Address with System Preferences

  1. Go to System Preferences. You can access this by clicking on the Apple logo in the top left corner of your screen and clicking System Preferences from the drop-down menu.
  2. Click on Network.
  3. Select WiFi in the left panel. If you are connected through Ethernet, your router IP address will be displayed along with other network information when you select the Ethernet from the left-hand side of the panel.
  4. Then click on Advanced.
  5. Click on the TCP/IP tab in the top panel.
  6. You will find your router’s IP address next to Router.

How to Find Router IP Address with the Terminal App

  1. Open the Terminal app. You can find this by opening your Applications folder and double-clicking Utilities.
  2. Then type netstat -nr grep default, and press Enter.
  3. Your router’s IP address will be indicated after the line which says “default.”

How to Sign In To Your Router

  1. Open any web browser. You can use Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or any other web browser.
  2. Type your router’s default IP address into the search bar, and press Enter.

    Note: You might be prompted that the webpage you are trying to view is not secure. Make sure that you have the correct address typed in, then click on the option to proceed even if it’s unsafe.

  3. Log in by typing your router’s user name and password.

Note: This information can be usually found in your router’s manual. Default log-in credentials per router brand vary.

If you are still having problems figuring out how to log in to your router, be sure to check out our guide on how to reset a router.

in stock

What's My Wifi Ip Address

HelloTech.com
$169.00
14 new from $159.98
Amazon.com

Was this article helpful?

Related Articles

This document describes how to determine your device'sEthernet or Wireless hardware address(es). You need to know your hardware address(es) in order toregister your device in the Princeton University Host Database.

If you need assistance following these instructions, orneed assistance determining the Ethernet or Wireless hardware address ofa platform not covered by this document, please contact the OIT Support and Operations Center(phone 609-258-HELP, [email protected]).

Address

Contents

Instructions for Some Common Platforms

What is an Ethernet or Wireless Hardware Address?

An Ethernet or Wireless hardware address is a number assigned to the hardware interface in (or attached to) your computer or printer. It is assigned by the manufacturer of that Ethernet or Wireless interface, not by Princeton University.All manufacturers of Ethernet and Wireless interfaces cooperate to ensure that everyhardware interface has a unique address.

If your computer has both an Ethernet interface and a Wireless interface,each will have its own unique hardware address.

An Ethernet or Wireless hardware address is a 6-byte hexadecimal number; for example:080007A9B2FC. Each byte is written as two hexadecimal digits, so thereare twelve hexadecimal digits; each hex digit is a number from 0-9 or a letter from A-F.The letters A-F may be uppercase or lowercase.

Sometimes an '0x' is written before the value to make explicit that the following value should interpreted as hexadecimal. This '0x' is not part of the value.

Ethernet and Wireless hardware addresses are often written in other forms, to make themeasier to understand. It is common separate the six pairs of hexadecimal digits (the A-F are considered hexadecimal digits,rather than letters) with colons or dashes, like: 08:00:07:A9:B2:FCor00-00-94-ba-0e-cc.When using colons or dashes to separate the address into six pairs,sometimes any leading zero in each pair of digits is dropped; e.g. 8:0:7:A9:B2:FC or0:0:94:ba:e:cc. (When dropping leadings zeroes in a hardware address, '00' becomes '0' -- you never completely eliminate any of the six pairs of digits.)

Do not confuse an Ethernet or Wireless hardware address with an Internet Protocol v4 ('IPv4')address; that's a number assigned to some computers and printers by the Princeton University, and looks something like:128.112.1.2 or 140.180.1.2. Your Ethernet or Wireless hardware address is also not your email address, which typically looks something like[email protected].

The Easiest Way to Discover a Hardware Address

Often, the fastest way to discover a device's Ethernet or Wireless hardware address is to look fora printed label. For example, if you buy an Ethernet or Wireless interface card, checkthe box it came in for a label; you may recognize the hardware addresson the label. Other times, the actual interface may have a stickylabel somewhere on it with the hardware address.

If your computer or printer has a built-in Ethernet or Wireless interface, you mayfind a label attached to the back or bottom of the computer displayingthe hardware address.

If you find a label, make sure it really is a hardware address; the section above describes what an Ethernet or Wireless hardware address looks like. For example, if you see letters of the alphabet other than A-F, you can be sure you're not looking at an Ethernet or Wireless hardware address; perhaps it is a modelnumber or serial number for your computer.

In some cases, you will not find a hardware address displayed on the box, the Ethernet or Wireless interface, or the computer or printer. (Or you mayhave discarded the box, and opening the computer or printer to examinethe interface card inside may not be a good choice.) In these cases,there is usually software you can run on the computer or printer thatwill display the Ethernet or Wireless hardware address. Instructions for some popularconfigurations appear below.

Forging (Spoofing, Cloning) Another Hardware Address is not Acceptable

Many devices can be reconfigured so that instead of using the hardwareaddress assigned by the manufacturer, they instead forgeanother hardware address of your own choosing.This is sometimes called 'spoofing' or 'cloning' a hardware address,particularly when the forged hardware address is one that belongs toanother device.

Because a device's hardware address is one of the most importantways the device is identified on the campus network, forginga hardware address is not acceptable on the campus network.No device attached to the campus network should be configured to forge its hardware address;instead, every device attached to the campus network should use the unique hardware addressassigned to it by the manufacturer.

Randomized Hardware Addresses Are (Usually) Not Acceptable

Some devices automatically change their network interface's hardware addressfrom time to time, for example, by generatinga new random (or pseudo-random) hardware address. Some do so periodically.Some do so each time the network interface attaches to a different network.

Such devices do so in the belief that it promotes privacy.More often than not, such devices limit this feature to Wireless networkinterfaces.

For some devices, this is a behavior which can be user-configured;for other devices, it is not user-configurable.

For the most part, we do not support use of such deviceson the University's networks. Each device attached via an Ethernet or Wirelessnetwork interface at the University is expected to use the unique hardware address assigned by the manufacturer to that network interface, not to generate random values or to change the value periodicallyor each time it connects to a different network.

If your device allows you to configure it to generaterandom hardware addresses or to use its real hardware address, you shouldconfigure it to use its real hardware address. If your device generates random hardware addresses and offers no way to disablethis behavior, the device is not appropriate for use on the University network.

There is a specific exception where such behavior is acceptable on the University network.When a Wireless interface is probing (scanning) to locate available wireless networks,it may choose to use a random hardware address for the wireless frames it transmitsto perform those probes. The remainder of the Wireless frames the device transmits (for example, once it decides it wishesto connect to a particular wireless network) use the unique hardware address assigned by the manufacturer to that device's Wireless network interface. This behavior is acceptable.

Windows 95, 98, ME

The process of obtaining your ethernet address is fairly simple in Windows 95,Windows 98,andWindows ME.You need to have, at least, installed the Microsoft TCPIP protocol to use this method. If you have installed the MS TCPIP protocol do the following:

Wifi Ip Address Hack

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Click on Run.
  3. In the command line box which appears, enter the following and press the Enter key:
  4. A box will appear with a variety of information.Check the pull-down menu near the top to verify that yourEthernet interface is selected; if it is not, then select itin this menu.
  5. Look for the line labelled Adapter Address.This is your Ethernet interface's hardware address.It will be written out completely as 6 pairs of2 digits separted by hyphens. Write it down.
  6. If your machine has a wireless card, select Wireless interface from the drop down menu. Look for the Adapter Address under this section andwrite it down.
  7. Click on the X in the top right-hand corner of the box to close the windows.You are now finished.

Troubleshooting

If you are unable to see your Ethernet interface in the window displayed bythe winipcfg command,refer to the OIT KnowledgeBase solution:http://helpdesk.princeton.edu/kb/display.plx?ID=5094.

Windows NT 4.0

You can find your ethernet address using Microsoft's ipconfig utility:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Programs and then select Command Prompt.
  3. At the C:> prompt, enter the following then press the Enter key:
  4. Your machine's ethernet address is listed as the Physical Address.
  5. If your machine has both an Ethernet and a Wireless connection, twoPhysical Adresseswill be shown in different sections. The Ethernet hardware address is listed under Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connectionand the Wireless hardware address will be listed under Ethernet Adapter Wireless Network Connection.
  6. To close the Command Prompt window,enter the following at the C:> prompt then press the Enter key:

Windows 2000, XP

You can find your machine's Ethernet or Wireless hardware addresses using Microsoft's ipconfig utility:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Programs and then select Accessories/Command Prompt.
  3. At the C:> prompt, enter the following then press the Enter key:
  4. Your machine's Ethernet or Wireless hardware address is listed as the Physical Address.
  5. If your machine has both an Ethernet and a Wireless connection, two Physical Adresseswill be shown in different sections. The Ethernet hardware address is listed under Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connectionand the Wireless hardware address will be listed under Ethernet Adapter Wireless Network Connection.
  6. To close the Command Prompt window,enter the following at the C:> prompt then press the Enter key:

Windows Vista, Windows 7

You can find your machine's Ethernet or Wireless hardware addresses using Microsoft's getmac utility:

  1. If your device is a Dell laptop, ensure it is plugged into an electrical outlet;if it is not plugged in, the device's Ethernet address will not be displayed.
  2. Click the Start button.
  3. In the Search box, enter the following then press the Enter key:
  4. At the DOS prompt, enter the following then press the Enter key:
  5. Your machine's Ethernet or Wireless hardware addresses are listed as the Physical Addresses.
  6. If your machine has both an Ethernet and a Wireless connection, twoPhysical Adresseswill be shown in different sections. The Ethernet hardware address is listed under Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connectionand the Wireless hardware address will be listed under Ethernet Adapter Wireless Network Connection.
  7. To close the Command Prompt window,enter the following at the C:> prompt then press the Enter key:

Windows 8

You can find your machine's Ethernet or Wireless hardware address using Microsoft's getmac utility.

  1. Navigate to the Charm Bar through one of the following methods:
    • Move the cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen to access the hot corner for the Charm Bar
    • Windows key - 'C' command will open up the Charm Bar.
  2. Start a search by selecting the Magnifying Glass icon at the top.
  3. Search for 'Command Prompt' then press the Enter key.
  4. At the DOS prompt, enter the following then press the Enter key
  5. Your machine's Ethernet or Wireless hardware addresses are listed as the Physical Addresses.
  6. If your machine has both an Ethernet and a Wireless connection, twoPhysical Adresseswill be shown in different sections. The Ethernet hardware address is listed under Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connectionand the Wireless hardware address will be listed under Ethernet Adapter Wireless Network Connection.
  7. To close the Command Prompt window,enter the following at the C:> prompt then press the Enter key:

Apple macOS 10.12 - 10.15

To display your Apple macOS device's Ethernet or Wireless hardware addresses:

My Ipv4 Address

  1. Make sure that the network interface you're interested in is part of the current location,and is turned 'on':
    1. Open the System Preferences application in the Apple menu.

      The System Preferences application is also sometimes available in the Dock.It's also available in the Applications folder (in macOS 10.12 - 10.15).

    2. Click the Network icon in the System Preferences application.
    3. The Network pane of the System Preferences applicationdisplays a Location pop-up menu near the top of its window.

      In this Location pop-up menu, select a location that includesthe network interface of interest.

      For macOS 10.12 - 10.15:You can verify that a network interface (port) is a member of a location by selectingthat location, then verifying that the network interface of interest appears in the network ports liston the left side of the window.Verify that the interface's status (which appears in grey just below the name of the interface)is anything other than 'Inactive.'

    4. If you made any changes in this window, click the Apply buttonin the lower right corner of the window.
    5. If you made any changes in the Network pane in System Preferences that youwon't want to retain, make a note of them now, so you can undo them later.
    6. Once you've verified that the network interface you're interested in is part of the current locationand is anything except 'inactive (in macOS 10.12 - 10.15),you can select Quit System Preferences from the File menu.
  2. In macOS 10.12 - 10.15, launch the System Information application.

    This program is normally located in the Utilities folder,which in turn is located in the Applications folder.

  3. The left side of the application's window is a pane listing categories and subcategoriesabout which information is available.From this pane, select Network.
  4. Displayed in the upper-right pane is a list of each of theMac's network interfaces that are part of the current network location and (and macOS 10.12 - 10.15) are anything except 'inactive.'(In macOS 10.12 - 10.15, these are entitled 'Active Services'.)

    In this upper-right pane,select the item for the Ethernet or Wi-Fi (a.k.a. 'Wireless') interface in which you are interested.

  5. Displayed in the lower-right pane is information about the selected network interface.

    Each interface's hardware address is the value labelled Ethernet address,MAC address, or Hardware (MAC) addressThis is true even if the device is actually a wireless interface.(It is not the item labelled RouterHardwareAddressor the item labelled ARPResolvedHardwareAddress.Make a note of the value; this is the information you were seeking.

  6. Quit theSystem Information application (in macOS 10.12 - 10.15),
  7. If earlier you changed any settings in the Network pane of System Preferences(for example, to make a particular network interface active) and you wish to change it back, do so now.

Apple iOS 4.0 - 14.3

What is the ip address of my wifi extender

To display your Apple iOS device'sWireless hardware address:

  1. Open the Settings application.
  2. From the list of setting categories, select General.
  3. From the list of general settings, select About.
  4. The Wireless hardware address is the value labelled Wi-Fi Address.
  5. Leave the Settings application.

Android 2.2 - 5.0.1

To display your Android device's Wireless hardware address:

  1. Open the Settings application.
  2. From the list of setting categories, select About phone.

    Some vendors locate this category underneath some other category;this can vary from device to device.

    This item also might be named something else, for example, About tablet.

  3. From the list of choices, select Hardware information.On some versions of Android, you may instead need to choose Status.
  4. The Wireless hardware address is the value labeled Wi-Fi MAC Address.
  5. Leave the Settings application.
A service ofOIT Network Switching and Routing
The Office of Information Technology,
Princeton University
Last Updated: January 2 2021