How to Find My Gateway Address on a Mac

By Mickey Walburg

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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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.