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How to Get Router ID: Explained

Reviewed By: Kevin Pocock

Last Updated on August 11, 2023
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Every router has a unique ID number, so it does not get mixed up with other routers. The router ID or RID is the same as the IP address of a router’s local routing device. 

To access your router setup page in the web browser, check the RID first. However, if you are still getting familiar with checking it online, continue to read below.

How to Check Router ID Using A PC With A Windows OS

The article below will help you check your router’s RID on windows 10 and 11.

Windows 11

  • Click on the start button on the desktop of your windows 11
  • Type “CMD” to pop up the Command Prompt
  • Now type “ipconfig” in the command window and then press the “Enter” Button
  • The numbers mentioned in the “Default Gateway” will be your router‘s IP address in the following popup windows.

You can check the same from the Windows 11 “Settings” option. Then, follow the below easy steps:

  • Again start by clicking the windows start button at the bottom.
  • Now type “Setting” for the settings option to pop up.
  • Next, click on the Network and Internet option, and click on the Advanced network settings.
  • Choose More network adaption.
  • Next, right-click on the Wi-Fi and choose the Status option. If you use a wired connection, click the Ethernet option instead of the Wi-Fi.
  • Lastly, click on the details option.

Your IP address will be the number mentioned on the IPv4 Default Gateway.

Windows 10

To check the details on windows 10, follow these easy steps:

  • Start by clicking on the “Windows Start” button on your bottom left
  • Again type “cmd” in the start menu for the command prompt application to popup
  • Type “ipconfig” in the command app and then press the “Enter” Button
  • Again the number shown in the Default Gateway option will be your Router’s IP address.

You can check the same from the Windows 10 “Settings” option by following the steps below.

  • Click the “Windows Start” button
  • This time type in “Settings” for the “Settings Application” to popup
  • Again choose the “Network and Internet” option
  • Next, click on the “Network and Sharing” option from the advanced settings
  • Click on your current “Connection” name
  • Select the Details option

Your IP address will be the number mentioned on the IPv4 Default Gateway


Checking your Routers ID is easy, and it becomes easier when using a Windows PC. Just follow the above steps either way, and it will show you the router’s ID. However, one important thing to note is that you should never share your router’s IP address or ID, which can cause network and internet hazards.

Kevin is the Editor of PC Guide. He has a broad interest and enthusiasm for consumer electronics, PCs and all things consumer tech - and more than 15 years experience in tech journalism.