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How to Find Your Router’s IP Address on Any Computer, Smartphone, or Tablet

Key Takeaways

  • Your router’s IP address is essential for accessing its setup page and configuring its settings. It serves as the default gateway for all devices on your network.
  • On Windows, you can find your router’s IP address through the Command Prompt, Control Panel, or the Settings app. The IP address is listed as the “Default Gateway.”
  • Similarly, on Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Chrome OS, and Linux, you can access your router’s IP address through their respective settings menus under network or internet options. Look for terms like “Router” or “Gateway.”

If you’ve ever needed to access your router’s setup page to make some configuration changes, you know you need your router’s IP address to gain access. If you’ve forgotten what that IP address is, here’s how to find it on just about every platform.

Why Your Router’s IP is Useful

In the networking world, a default gateway is an


How to find MAC address on Windows 11

On Windows 11, a network adapter (Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth) includes a unique physical identifier referred to as the Media Access Control (MAC, MAC address, or physical address), an essential component, which in addition to the Internet Protocol (IP), allows a computer to connect to the network and communicate with other devices.

Since these addresses are embedded into the network card and never change, you don’t have to worry about them. However, sometimes, you may need to find the MAC address for various reasons. For example, to find a computer and configure access lists on the router, and many other reasons.

Regardless of the reason, Windows 11 includes multiple ways to find the physical address of your computer through the Settings app, Control Panel, System Information, Command Prompt, and even PowerShell.

This guide will walk you through the different ways to determine the MAC address of the active network adapters