Of course you’ll need to know the appropriate IP address, though. That’s not always obvious, and while you could do the IPCONFIG /ALL thing to locate your internet gateway address, that’s not exactly obvious to everyone, either.
And so I’ve written a tiny tool to help: rCon (router Configuration).
The program does nothing particularly clever, at all. It just runs through each network interfaces on your PC, checks the gateway address of each, finds the first one that’s non-zero and opens it in your browser.
And as a result of this simplicity, it can’t cope with unusual situations. If you run the program on a business system with more than one gateway, for instance, it won’t make any effort to figure out which one to use, and will simply open the first in your browser.
Hopefully in most home situations, though, it’ll be a different situation: run rCon and I think most people will find their default browser opens at the IP address of their router. You’ll probably be asked for a user name and password, but once you’ve entered that you’ll be able to access your settings.
And so if you need to access your router regularly, then this could save you a little time. Pin rCon to your taskbar and you’ll be able to load your settings page with a click.