How to find your Default Network Gateway from Windows

Modified on: Thu, 24 Mar, 2016 at 9:38 AM


To find out your default network gateway address (router IP address) from a Windows based computer, please refer to the steps below:


Launching the Command Prompt application


Windows 8 / Windows 10

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1. Press Win+X on your Keyboard to open the WinX Menu

2. Select Command Prompt

* Alternatively, you can just type in CMD in the Cortana Search box in Windows 10.

3. If you get User Account control warning, choose Yes.


Windows 7

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1. Click the Start button.

2. Type in CMD in the start menu search box

3. Select the Command Prompt application that appears.

4. If you get User Account control warning, choose Yes.


Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows Vista

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1. Click the Start button

2. On the Start menu, click Run


Note: If you do not see the Run command in Vista, enter run in the Search bar.


3. Type in CMD in the start menu search box

4. Select the Command Prompt application that appears.


Finding the Default Gateway Address


At the Command Prompt window, enter the following command:


ipconfig | findstr /i "Gateway"


You will now see the following information:



In this example, our default gateway address is 192.168.101.1


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To find this information from another computer system, kindly refer to the instructions from the link below.


How to find your Default Network Gateway


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