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Video:Quick Tip: How to Find Your Router's IP Address

with Jonathan Acosta

If you want your router's IP address, all you need is a computer and an ethernet cable. This About.com video will show you how to find your router's IP address.See Transcript

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Transcript:Quick Tip: How to Find Your Router's IP Address

Hi, my name is Jon Acosta, and today I'm giving you a quick tip on how to find your router's IP address on your Mac computer.

Connect Computer to Router

The first thing you'll need to do is connect your computer to your router through an ethernet cable. This will allow a direct connection to your router for collecting its data.

Internet Settings on Your Computer

Once you're connected, jump onto your Mac and perform the following steps: navigate your mouse to the top left corner of your screen and click on the Apple icon. From here, click on the "System Preferences" option.

Next, click on the "Network" icon located under the "Internet & Wireless" section of the menu. On the left side, you'll see a list of connectivity devices to choose from. Click on the "Ethernet" option.

Locating the Router's IP Address

Information on this connectivity will pop up to the right. Here you will find an "IP Address" section and your IP address listed right next to it. Keep this number in mind and navigate over to your web browser.

Type your IP address into the address bar and push enter. A login window will appear for you to connect to your router as an administrator.

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