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This guide will show you how to find your router’s default gateway.

A router forwards traffic from your local network to other networks or the internet. To access your router’s admin panel, you will need to find your default gateway’s IP address.

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Finding your router’s default gateway on Windows
Finding your router’s default gateway on Mac


Finding your router’s default gateway on Windows

  1. Click the Windows logo in the lower-left corner of the screen. Search for “cmd” and select Command Prompt.
    Search for “cmd” and click “Command Prompt.”
  2. In the Command Prompt, typeipconfigHit Enter.
    Type “ipconfig” in the Command Prompt.
  3. Your default gateway will appear next to Default Gateway.
    The default gateway will be shown in the Command Prompt.

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Finding your router’s default gateway on Mac

  1. Click the Apple icon in the upper-left corner of the screen. Then select System Preferences.
  2. Select Network.
    Click “Network.”
  3. Click Advanced…
  4. Click the TCP/IP tab. Your router’s gateway will appear next to Router:.
    The default gateway will be shown next to Router.

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