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Locating your Netgear Router IP Address through Mac OS X Terminal Method

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In this article Netgear tech support experts at Icognix helps you locate the current IP address of your Netgear home router. This article is for those who are using Mac OS X Terminal method. Read the below steps carefully for desired outcome.

Finding IP Address Using Mac OS X Terminal Method

Take into consideration the below pointers laid down by Netgear tech support experts at Icognix – the professional tech support company.


  1.    Launch the Terminal located in /Applications/Utilities/
  2.    Type the following command: ifconfig |grep inet
  3.    The requested information will show up look similar to this:

inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128

inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1

inet netmask 0xff000000

inet6 fe80::fa1e:dfff:feea:d544%en1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x5

inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast

  1.    Your router IP address is usually the next to last entry of broadcast and in the example, it is
  2.    The other command line option you can use is: ifconfig getifaddr en1


*Important Note: This will show your en1 (usually wireless) IP address. You can change en1 to en0 on the command line to show your wired/Ethernet IP address.


After this you need to verify the adapter details. Don’t know how to do it? Read the below pointers by Netgear tech support experts carefully.


Authenticating Adapter Details Method

OS X 10.5 and later

  1.    From the Apple menu, select System Preferences. In System Preferences, select Network.
  2.    In the Network Preferences window, click a network port based on the type of connection of your computer and the router (e.g., Ethernet, AirPort, and Wi-Fi).
  3.    If you are connected, you will see the router IP address under Status.


OS X 10.3 or 10.4

  1.    From the Apple menu, select Location, and then Network Preferences.
  2.    In the Network Preferences window, select Network Status. You will see your network status and your router IP address displayed

If issue still continues and you are unable to locate the IP address, kindly contact Netgear tech support professionals on Netgear tech support toll free number at 1-877-777-8906.

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