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Find the IP Address of your Wireless Router Management Page


This is a short tutorial on how to find the IP address of your Wireless Router management page. Maybe you have tried the default already 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 and it isn’t working. Or maybe you are trying to locate the Wireless Router’s management page at a business and nobody knows what the IP is (most likely it is set to a static IP). Whatever your circumstance, you can find the IP address of your router. This assumes that you are connected to it already. If you aren’t connected, then consult the documentation for your router to find the factory default IP.

Find IP Address of Wireless Router

Step 1

For wireless this procedure works best if you have an Intel Wireless adapter. If you do, go ahead and install the Intel PROSet/Wireless Software. You should be able to locate it here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx If you don’t have an Intel Wireless adapter or are wired, simply skip to step 3.

Step 2

Connect to the Wireless Router. In the Wireless PROSet software click on details for the connection and scroll down to where it has Access Point MAC address. Copy the MAC address down.

Step 3

Now we need to launch command prompt as an administrator, so go to the start menu, search CMD, right click on it and select “Run as administrator.”

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run-as-administrator

Step 4

In command prompt type the following:

arp -a > c:\arp-output.txt

arp

This will dump a text file on the root of your C: drive containing the arp table of your current network.

Step 5

Now open up that text file. It will look something like this: (values have been changed in example below)

arp-file

If you are on an Intel Wireless adapter and were able to copy the MAC address down, then simply press CTRL+F and do a FIND on the MAC Address of the Router. Match it with the IP address on the left, and there you go! If don’t have an Intel Wireless Adapter then I suggest simply trying the IPs on the left in your web browser, until you find the one that brings up the management page. I was able to hunt down 4 routers at a client’s workplace that had static IPs within 5 minutes, in a network of 80+ computers.


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