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Checking the Belkin router's IP Address


Checking the local IP Address of a Belkin router is useful when:

  • You need to determine what IP Address to enter in the Address bar of your web browser when you access the router’s web-based setup page. 

NOTE:  The default IP Address of a Belkin router is 192.168.2.1.

  • You need to check the IP Address range and Default Gateway to assign it to a computer when assigning a static IP Address.


Before you begin, ensure to do the following:
 
  • Connect the computer to the router - Ensure that the router is properly connected to your computer using an Ethernet cable by checking the lights on your computer and router.  Observe if the LEDs are lit once the Ethernet cable is connected.
 
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  • Check if the computer is set to DHCP - To get an IP Address automatically from the Belkin router, you have to check the TCP/IP properties of the Ethernet adapter installed on the computer.  To know more, click here

    After making sure that the computer is set to Obtain an IP Address automatically, proceed to checking the router's IP Address.


To find the Belkin router's local IP Address, check the IP settings of the computer.  Select your computer's operating system (OS) below for specific instructions.

Windows® 10
Windows 8
Windows 7/Windows Vista®
Windows XP
OS X®

 

Windows® 10
 

Step 1:
On the Taskbar, click the search User-added image icon and enter "cmd".

 

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Step 2:
Click Command Prompt.

 

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Step 3:
On the Command Prompt window, enter "ipconfig/all" then press the [Enter] key.

 

Step 4:
Look for your router's local IP Address by checking the Default Gateway section.

 

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NOTE:  If your router is not responding to your computer, powercycle your router, then repeat Step 3.  If it is still not responding, perform a reset.

If you're not getting a valid Default Gateway address, renew the computer's TCP/IP settings.


Windows 8
 

Step 1:

On the Charms bar, click the search Image icon.

NOTE:  For touch-enabled computers, swipe from the right edge to reveal the Charms bar with the system commands.


Step 2:
Click Command Prompt.

 

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Step 3:
On the Command Prompt window, enter "ipconfig/all" then press the [Enter] key.


Step 4:
Look for your router's local IP Address by checking the Default Gateway section.

 

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NOTE:  If your router is not responding to your computer, powercycle your router, then repeat Step 3.  If it is still not responding, perform a reset.

If you're not getting a valid Default Gateway address, renew the computer's TCP/IP settings.

 

Windows 7/Windows Vista
 

Step 1:
Click on the Pearl button.  Enter "cmd" in the search field.

 

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NOTE:  You can also enter "command prompt" in the field.

Step 2:
On the search results, click on the cmd icon.

 

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Step 3:
In the Command Prompt window, enter "ipconfig/all" then press the [Enter] key.

Step 4:
Look for your router's local IP Address by checking the Default Gateway section.

 

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NOTE:  If your router is not responding to your computer, powercycle your router, then repeat Step 3.  If it is still not responding, perform a reset.

If you're not getting a valid Default Gateway address, renew the computer's TCP/IP settings.


Windows XP
 

Step 1:
Click Start > Run.

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Step 2:
Enter "cmd" then click OK.

 

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Step 3:
In the Command Prompt window, enter "ipconfig/all" then press the [Enter] key.

Step 4:
Look for your router's local IP Address by checking the Default Gateway section.

 

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NOTE:  If your router is not responding to your computer, powercycle your router, then repeat Step 3.  If it is still not responding, perform a reset.

If you're not getting a valid Default Gateway address, renew the computer's TCP/IP settings.


OS X®
 

Step 1:
Click on the Apple® icon and select System Preferences.

 

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Step 2:
Under System Preferences, click Network.


Step 3:
On the Network screen, look for Location and select Automatic.  Then, select Ethernet and look for your router's local IP Address by checking the Router section.

 

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NOTE:  If your router is not responding to your computer, powercycle your router, then repeat Step 3.  If it is still not responding, perform a reset.

If you're not getting a valid Default Gateway address, renew the computer's TCP/IP settings.


You should now have successfully checked the IP Address of your Belkin router.

 

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