How to Find Home’s IP Address in Your Router

How to Find Home’s IP Address in Your Router

How to Find Home’s IP Address in Your Router

A broadband router uses two IP addresses – one IP address is private on the local network and the other is external, public IP address that’s used for communicating with outside networks on the internet.

Finding the Router’s External IP Address

The external IP address is managed by a router is set when it connects to the internet service provider with a broadband modem.  This IP address shows in web-based IP lookup service such as IP Chicken and also from within the router itself.

It’s the same process with other routers, but in Linksys router, it shows in the public IP address on the status page in the internet section. And In NETGEAR routers, It shows listed in maintenance> Router Status screen.

Finding the Router’s Local IP Address

A router has their local address set as a default, private IP address number. It’s usually the same address for other routers model and It shows in manufacturer’s documentation.

Go into router’s settings to check this IP address. For eg: Linksys routers list in the private address, called the local IP Address in the Setup>Basic Setup Screen. In NETGEAR router, it shows in the maintenance>Router Status page.

Here are mentioned default local IP addresses for different router brands.

Cisco routers set to-, or

D-Link and NETGEAR router set to

Linksys routers set to for their default internal address.

Cisco routers set to,, or

Belkin and SMC routers set to

U.S Robotics set to


There are many ways to find the local IP address of the router in windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.


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