Get Router IP in OS X (Mac OS)

Here are the steps to retrieve the router's IP address on Mac OS.

  • Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner of the screen
  • In the menu click on “System Preferences…”
  • You should see a window with the System Preferences pop-up
  • Click the “Network” icon on it. To quickly find this icon you can type its name in the search box
  • The network window should appear.
  • Select the active connection on it. It is marked with a green circle
  • Click “Advanced…”
  • In the new Windows that will appear, select the TCP/IP tab
  • You should see a screen with data that will have the entry “Router:” on it. This is the IP address of your router

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Get the IP address of the router using the terminal application.

  • Click the Launchpad icon in the menu at the bottom of the screen
  • Type “Terminal” in the launch pad or look for the “Terminal” icon in the list of launch pad icons
  • Click on the “Terminal” icon
  • In the Terminal window type netstat -nr | grep default
  • You should see a line of text appear. Look for an IP address of your router after the word "default." This is the IP address of your router