How to Find the IP Address of a Wireless Range Expanderby LangstonD
A wireless range expander increases the area your wireless network can cover. The IP address of a wireless range expander is important because it allows you to load up a Web-based access page remotely and edit important settings. Without this access page you wouldn't be able to edit the setting or configurations. That is like having a personal computer but not being able to input any information. Different manufacturers use different default IP addresses so this guide will teach you how to find static IP address.
Finding the IP Address
Set up the wireless range expander next to a personal computer with an Ethernet controller.
Plug the Ethernet cable into the wireless range expander and then into the computer.
Click the "Start" menu button and go to the "Run" command.
Type in "cmd" into the box to bring up the command prompt.
Type in "ipconfig/all" without the quotation marks to bring up the default gateway settings.
Write down the numbers next to the options that say "Default Gateway." The numbers listed represent the IP address for the wireless range adapter.
- If the command prompt doesn't show an accurate IP address under the "Default Gateway" option, you can renew the settings by typing "ipconfig /renew".
- Most wireless range expanders are configured using an Internet Browser. Type "http://" in your browser's address bar, followed by the expander's IP address to configure it. Some models may use a default password, try "admin" or consult your manual for more information.
Items you will need
- Ethernet cable
- Ethernet crossover cable image by lefebvre_jonathan from Fotolia.com