Find the IP address of your router

Use this cheat sheet for learning the IP address of a router.

1 2 3 4 5 6 Page 6
Page 6 of 6
chromebook chrome os Stephen Sauer/IDG


On a Chromebook running Chrome OS version 50, there are three approaches. 

Go to the settings page, either by selecting "Settings" from the hamburger menu, or, by entering "chrome://settings" in the address bar. If using Wi-Fi, click on "Wi-Fi network" under Internet connection, then on the name/SSID of the network you are connected to. This opens a window with three tabs, Connection, Network and Proxy. Click on the Network tab as shown above. The router is identified as "Gateway". 

Alternatively, you can enter "chrome://system" in the address bar and scroll down to the "routes" section shown above. The text to the right will say "default via" followed by the IP address of the router. Although cut off in the screen shot above, the next line ends with device's IP address, just after "src".

Another section, network-status, also has the router IP address but its the least user-friendly option.

Click on the gray Expand button. If the Chromebook is connected via Ethernet, look for the clump of data identified as "eth0". If it is connected wirelessly, look in the "wlan0" section as shown above. The router is identified as "Gateway".


Finally, so as not to have go through this again, I suggest writing the IP address of the router, along with the userid/password, on a piece of paper taped to the router face-down. 

June 23, 2014: There are a couple additional ways to learn the IP address of a router. More and more router manufacturers are offering smartphone apps to manage their routers. Very likely these apps will report the IP address of the router. Another management option for some routers is the website of the router manufacturer.   

June 23, 2014:  Added iOS version 7 and verified that the Chrome OS instructions are still valid. 

November 6, 2014:  Added OS X Yosemite and a note about Android 4.4.4. 

January 5, 2015:  Updated OS X Yosemite section.

January 7, 2015:  Added iOS version 8.

February 20, 2015: Added a second OS X terminal command. 

October 17, 2015: Re-wrote the iOS and Android sections to put newer versions first. Also added Android v5.1 with a screen shot. 

November 30, 2015: Added Chrome OS screen shots along with a second method for Chrome OS. 

December 20, 2015: Added iOS version 9.

January 3, 2016: Added Android version 6.

May 4, 2016: Updated Chrome OS with a third approach and verified all three approaches using Chrome OS version 50.

September 25, 2016: Updated to add iOS version 10. 

Copyright © 2013 IDG Communications, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 Page 6
Page 6 of 6
7 inconvenient truths about the hybrid work trend
Shop Tech Products at Amazon