Free Router Detector

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How To Find Your Router

SetupRouter and PortForward are working together to bring you this software package. The Router Detector is a part of Port Forward Network Utilities. The Router Detector is completely free to use.

In order to use the free Router Detector, follow these easy steps:

  1. Download our free Router Detector, part of the Port Forward Network Utilities suite.
  2. Install Port Forward Network Utilities by double clicking the file you just downloaded.
  3. Run Port Forward Network Utilities and click the Trial button.
  4. Click the Router Detector button. It will look at your network and tell you if you have 1 or 2 routers, and try to figure out their brand for you.

How SetupRouter Router Detector Works

SetupRouter Router Detector looks at the "hops" required to get from your computer to the Internet. Each hop is an IP address. At each hop it attempts to communicate with a router. If it finds a router then it checks a keywords database to identify which kind of router it is.

Screenshots and Instructions

After downloading SetupRouter Router Detector, you run the installation file to install it on your computer.

sr router detector install
sr router detector install

Then you run SetupRouter Router Detector (located in the Start menu under It will scan your network for routers. This might take a few seconds depending on how fast your routers respond.

sr router detector loading
sr router detector loading

SetupRouter Router Detector will detect up to 2 routers and display a best guess at their brands, as well as their INTERNAL IP addresses, your EXTERNAL IP address, and your computers INTERNAL IP address.

sr router detector double router detected
sr router detector double router detected

In most cases SetupRouter Router Detector is able to correctly identify your routers brand.

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