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How to Check IP Parameters (IP Address, Subnet, Netmask, Router Gateway) in Mac OS X and Windows Operating System Environments

ENUS26256Ipconfig; Gateway; Netmask; Router settings; Configuration; Computer IP address;


Performing the procedures in this article will reveal your computer's IP parameters. Relevant settings include:

  • IP address
  • Subnet (Netmask)
  • Gatewayaddress (also known as the router's or access point's (AP) IP address, which is useful for opening the router's web page or embedded web server (EWS) page.

IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION TEST! Once you have obtained the gateway address, type this address into your Web browsers URL field to open your router's EWS; e.g.,*entered as xref_HO3086_xref for another example.

* This value will vary by router manufacturer.


Checking settings in Macintosh OS X

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From the Dock, click on the System Preferences icon. (See Image 1)

For Macintosh OS 10.3.x, 10.4.x, and 10.5.x, click

. For Macintosh OS 10.6.x, 10.7.x, and 10.8.x, click

Alternatively, you may click on the Apple icon, and then System Preferences. (See Image 2)

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2Click Network.

Click on the Network adapter used; e.g., Airport, Ethernet, etc. Note the values of the settings mentioned above.

Alternatively, you may click on Advanced. Under the TCP IP tab, you will see the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Router or Gateway values.


Alternative procedures in Macintosh OS X

  1. From the Dock, click on the Terminal icon.

  2. Go to Macintosh HD and then open Utilities.

  3. Type ifconfig at the prompt.

The IP parameters are not easily distinguishablewith this method.

Microsoft Windows

Checking TCP/IP settings in most Microsoft operating systems

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1Click on
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Click on Run....

Alternatively, press the Win key + R on the keyboard to open the command prompt screen.

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3In the Run dialog box, type cmd or command, and then click OK.
4At the prompt, type ipconfig or ipconfig /all, and then press ENTER on the keyboard.
5Note the values of the settings mentioned above.

Alternatively, you may follow the steps below for Microsoft Windows XP:



, right-click on My Network Places, and then click on Properties.

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2 Right-click on Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection.
3 Click on Status.
4 Click on the Support tab, and note the values of the settings mentioned above.

Related articles

If you wish to learn more about these values, follow these links:

The following article may also be of interest:
  • xref_HO3104_xref

Still need help?

Please contact Lexmark Technical Support for additional assistance. NOTE: When calling for support, you will need to know your printer model type and serial number (SN).

Please call from near the printer and computer in case the technician asks you to perform a task involving one of these devices.


Microsoft Windows; Macintosh OS X;

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