How to Find My Gateway Address on a Mac

The default gateway is a network device like a router that your computer connects to in order to connect to the network (and the Internet at large). Whenever you connect to a local network or the Internet, your computer finds the default gateway so that network communications can be carried out properly.

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Start up your Mac and log in to the operating system.

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Click on the Apple logo and then click on "System Preferences."

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Click on "View" and then click on "Network."

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Click on the network connection you are using and then click on the "Advanced" button. Your default gateway IP address is listed next to the "Router" label.