In order to successfully troubleshoot a network problem or gain access to your router’s web-based management, you would need to locate the IP address of your default gateway. Although it will take several taps or clicks to get there, you can find your default gateway IP address in Windows’ network settings and can be easily spotted. In most cases, your gateway IP address is privately assigned to your router.
For Windows Users
These instructions will only work for finding the default gateway IP address on “basic” wired and wireless home and small business networks. For larger networks using more than one router and simple network hubs they may have more than one gateway and complex routing.
On most Windows-based computers, your wired network connections is called Ethernet or Local Area Connection. The wireless network connection is labeled Wi-Fi or Wireless Network Connection.
Using the ipconfig command is the quickest way to access your default gateway IP address:
From the Command Prompt, do the following: