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Checking the Linksys gateway's IP address

Why is it important to check the gateway’s IP address?

An IP address is used to identify a computer or device within a network.  Checking the local IP address of your Linksys gateway is useful when:
  • Accessing the gateway’s web-based setup page
  • Assigning a static IP address on a computer to determine what IP range and Default Gateway to assign to the computer.
To find the local IP address of a Linksys gateway, you need to perform three (3) steps: Connecting the computer to the Linksys gateway

Connect the computer to the gateway either wirelessly or using an Ethernet cable.  To learn how to connect your computer to the wireless network, click here
 
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After connecting the computer to the gateway, check if the computer is set to DHCP.   

Checking if the computer is set to DHCP

To get an IP address automatically, you have to check the TCP/IP properties of the Ethernet adapter that is installed on the computer.  For instructions on how to do this, click here.  After checking if the computer is set to DHCP, check the gateway’s IP address.   

Checking the gateway’s IP address

To find a Linksys gateway’s local IP address, check the IP settings of the computer.  For instructions, follow the steps below:

Windows 10
Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Windows 7 / Windows Vista
Windows XP
Mac OS X®

Windows 10
 
Step 1:
Right-click the Windows key then select Command Prompt.
 
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Step 2: 
In the Command Prompt, enter “ipconfig/all” then press [Enter].
 
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Step 3:
Under Ethernet adapter section, look for your gateway’s local IP address by checking the Default Gateway section.
 
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Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
 
Step 1:
Press the Windows key > enter “cmd” > select Command Prompt to open the application.

NOTE:  You can also use the Charms bar, to search for the command prompt by clicking the User-added image icon.  
For touch-enabled computers, swipe to the upper-right edge to invoke the Charms bar with the system commands.
 
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Step 2: 
In the Command Prompt, enter “ipconfig/all” then press [Enter].

Step 3:
Under Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection, look for your gateway’s local IP address by checking the Default Gateway section.
 
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Windows 7 / Windows Vista
 
Step 1:
Click the Pearl User-added image button located at the bottom-left corner of the screen.

Step 2: 
In the Search Programs and Files bar, enter “command prompt”, then press [Enter].
 
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Step 3: 
In the Command Prompt, enter “ipconfig/all” then press [Enter].

Step 4:
Under Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection, look for your gateway’s local IP address by checking the Default Gateway section.
 
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Windows XP
 
Step 1:
Click Start, then click the Run… option.
 
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Step 2:
In the Open field, enter “cmd” then click OK.
 
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Step 3:
In the Command Prompt window, enter “ipconfig/all” then press [Enter].

QUICK TIP:  Take note that the Default Gateway is your gateway’s local IP Address.
 
Mac OS X®
 
Step 1: 
Click the Apple® User-added image icon on the menu and select the System Preferences… option.
 
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Step 2: 
Under Internet & Wireless, click Network.
 
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Step 3: 
Click on the Advanced… button.
 
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Step 4: 
In the Network window, click the TCP/IP tab.  Your gateway’s local IP address is the set of numbers displayed in Router.
 
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Step 5:
Click User-added image to save your settings.
 

Related Articles:

Checking the Linksys gateway's IP address using OS X®
Accessing the Linksys gateway’s web-based setup page

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