Find the IP address of your router

Use this cheat sheet for learning the IP address of a router.

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Both Android versions 5.1 and 6.0 do not report the router IP address as part of the Wi-Fi settings display.

This carries on a long tradition of keeping users in the dark. Android versions 4.4.4,  4.4.2 and 2.3 also failed to provide the router IP address. These older versions would at least report is the IP address of your device, but this has been replaced in version 5.1 with the radio frequency band used by the network you are connected to. 

As they say though, there's an app for that. 

My favorite app for network information is Fing, which I wrote about last year. Fing is designed to take an inventory of the computing devices on your network. Run Fing and click on the top line, the one with the network name. It refers to the router as "Gateway" and the IP address is below the Local Address and above DNS. It may well be the same as the DNS address, this is not at all unusual. 

Another great app that shows the IP address of the router as a side benefit is WiFi Analyzer by farproc. In WiFi Analyzer, go to the AP list screen and click on the top line, the one showing the name of the network you are connected to and your IP address. In the window that pops up, look for the "Gateway" IP address (it is above the Netmask). 


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