Find Default Router Gateway in macOS, Windows, iPhone/iPad, Android, & Chrome OS

Finding default router IP for login into router web panel is very easy. Even though it is mentioned in router manual but if you have lost your manual, or if you or somebody else using the same router has changed the IP (yes, router IP is changeable) in past then select your device/operating system below and follow instructions.

Note: Router IP is also called default gateway.

  1. Router IP in macOS
  2. Router IP in Windows
  3. Router IP in iPhone/iPad
  4. Router IP in Android
  5. Router IP in Chrome OS

Router IP in macOS

  1. Click on the Apple icon at the top left of the screen and select System Preferences.
    mac step 1
  2. Click on the Network icon.
    mac step 2
  3. Click on Advanced.
    mac step 3
  4. Click on TCP/IP.
    mac step 4
  5. Find the IPv4 Subnet Mask and IPv4 Default Gateway information.
    mac step 5
  6. Click on DNS.
    mac step 6
  7. Find the IPv4 DNS server information.
    mac step 7

Router IP in Windows

  1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Network and Sharing Center icon, click/tap on the Connections link for your network profile name on the right, and go to step 4 below. (See image below)
    windows step 1
  2. Click/tap on Details. (See image below)
    windows step 2
  3. The default gateway IP address will be to the right of IPv4 Default Gateway. (See image below)
    windows step 3

Router IP in iPhone/iPad

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone/iPad > Under Settings, tap on "Wi-Fi".
    iphone ipad step 1
  2. Here you will see the connected Wi-Fi name along with "i" icon beside it. Tap that icon for additional details of the Wi-Fi network.
    iphone ipad step 2
  3. At the next screen, you'll see different IP addresses. What we need to look for is the section that says "Router". The IP beside this section is the IP address of your router.
    iphone ipad step 3

Router IP in Android

This method was tested on Samsung Galaxy Ace III with Android 4 and Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 5.0.1. But it may not work on other devices.

  1. Go to "Settings".
    android step 1
  2. Tap on "Wi-Fi".
    android step 2
  3. Long tap on your network name.
    android step 3
  4. Tap on "Modify network config".
    android step 4
  5. Set the checkbox "Show advanced options". Switch the "IP settings" to "Static".
    android step 5
  6. Scroll down to the "Gateway" field. Gateway IP is your router's IP address.
    android step 6

Router IP in Chrome OS

One of the easiest ways to find the network information in chrome OS is to type chrome://network in the omnibox. This will display a list of network events that can be helpful for more complicated network troubleshooting.

Typing "CTRL+F" will bring up the find box in the upper right corner of the window. If you search for networkpropertyupdated and look for the most recent events, then this will show network properties assigned by DHCP highlighted below. See figure below.

chrome os step

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