Checking the local IP address of your Linksys router

Why do I need to check the local IP address of my Linksys router?

The local IP address of your Linksys router is used to access the router’s web-based setup page.  This is also the Default Gateway that is configured on your computer’s Ethernet adapter when it connects to the network.  The default local IP address of Linksys routers is 192.168.1.1.

IMPORTANT:  Before checking the IP address of your Linksys router, make sure that your computer is connected to it wirelessly or using an Ethernet cable.

Select your computer’s operating system below for specific instructions on how to check the local IP address of your router.

Windows 8
Windows 7/ Windows Vista
Windows XP
Mac OS®

If the Default Gateway does not show on the command prompt, follow the troubleshooting tips here.
 
Windows 8
 
Step 1:
Press the Windows  key on your keyboard, type “cmd” then press [Enter].
 

Step 2:
On the Command Prompt window, enter “ipconfig/all” then press [Enter].

Step 3:
Look for your router’s local IP address by checking the Default Gateway.
 
 
 
Windows 7/ Windows Vista
 
Step 1:
Click on the Pearl button.  On the Search field, enter “cmd”.
 

 
Step 2:
Click on the cmd icon.
 
 
Step 3:
On the Command Prompt window, enter “ipconfig/all” then press [Enter].

Step 4:
Look for your router’s local IP address by checking the Default Gateway.
 
  
 
Windows XP
 
Step 1:
Click Start > Run.
 
 
Step 2:
Enter “cmd” then click OK.
 

Step 3:
On the Command Prompt window, enter “ipconfig/all” then press [Enter].
 
Step 4:
Look for your router’s local IP address by checking the Default Gateway.
 

 

Mac OS®

Step 1:
Click the Apple icon then select the System Preferences… option.
 


Step 2:
Click the Network icon under Internet & Wireless.
 


The Mac computer’s IP address, Subnet Mask and the router’s IP address will then be displayed in the Network window.
 

You should have successfully checked the IP address of your Mac computer now.

Troubleshooting Unavailable Network Settings

If you're unable to find values for network settings, you may:
  • Use another cable
  • Use another computer
  • Make sure that the cable is connected properly by checking the LEDs on the router

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