This document outlines the steps to reveal your computer IP parameters. Relevant settings include:
- IP Address
- Subnet (Netmask)
- Gateway Address (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.
Note: Once you have obtained the gateway address, type this address into your Web browsers URL field to open your router's EWS; e.g., 192.168.0.1* entered as http://192.168.0.1. The * value variesby router manufacturer.
Checking settings in Macintosh OS X
From the Dock, click the System Preferences icon.
- System Preference icon for Macintosh OS 10.3.x, 10.4.x, and 10.5.x
- System Preference icon for Macintosh OS 10.6.x, 10.7.x, and 10.8.x
Alternatively, you may click on the Apple icon, and then System Preferences.
Click on the Network adapter used; e.g., Airport, Ethernet, etc. Note the values of the settings mentioned above.
Note: Alternatively, you may click Advanced. Under the TCP IP tab, you will see the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Router, orGateway values.
Alternative procedures in Macintosh OS X
Note: The IP parameters are not easily distinguishable with this method.
From the Dock, click the Terminal icon.
Go to Macintosh HD and then open Utilities.
Type ifconfig at the prompt.
Checking TCP/IP settings in most Microsoft operating systems
Click Start or the Windows logo.
Note: Alternatively, press the Win key + R on the keyboard to open the command prompt screen.
In the Run dialog, type cmd or command, and then click OK.
At the prompt, type ipconfig or ipconfig /all, and then press ENTER on the keyboard.
Take note the values of the settings mentioned above.
Alternatively, you may follow the steps below for Microsoft Windows XP:
Click Start, right click My Network Places, and then click on Properties.
Right-click on Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection.
Click the Support tab, and take note the values of the settings mentioned above.
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