Checking the local IP address of your Linksys router using a Mac computer

An IP address is used to identify a computer or device within a network. Checking the local IP address of your Linksys router is useful when:

  • Accessing the router’s web interface
  • Determining what IP range and Default Gateway to use when assigning a static IP address on a computer. 

Before checking the IP address of your Linksys router, make sure that your computer is connected to it by WiFi or through an ethernet cable.

Checking the router’s IP address

1. Click the Apple® icon on the menu and select the System Preferences option.


2. Under Internet & Wireless, click Network.



3. Click on the Advanced button.



4. In the Network window, click the TCP/IP tab. Your router’s local IP address is the set of numbers displayed in the Router section.



5. Click OK.

Windows®-based computers also have different sets of instructions on how to check the IP address.

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