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How to check default router ip address?

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Hello, I am using linux and I would like to get the router's ip address my computer is connected with. I am using Ubuntu. I see that default gateway is 0.0.0.0.. I know my box's ip address and subnet mask.. How can I get the router address? Thanks!
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Beer9,

Have a look in these to file paths

Network Interfaces   (Ip address, subnet mask, gateway

cat /etc/network/interfaces

Other network information outside your interfaces

/etc/resolv.conf


See if what you are looking for is found there!

Let us know how you make out?

Michael

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by:upanwar
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route -n is the command to get all the routes configured in your system. Here you will got your systems default route as well.


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netstat -rn should show you your routing table which should show the default router ip
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Well you have your answer in your question only. Default router is nothing but the Default gateway only. What is default gateway, its the fisrt gateway that your system passes through to go on a network and default router is the router that is the router that acts as Primary for your system or infact for all systems in your network.

In most cases Default Router and Default Gateway are configured on the same device how ever in some cases it is possible that they are different devices.

Looking at your query, 0..0.0.0 is not a valid Gateway address also.
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by:Alberto Cortes
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Answer:

There are two ways:
1. type the command netstat -rn, and look for the line with the flag UG. Column gateway should be your router.
2. Display the file /etc/sysconfig/network ,and look for the line GATEWAY=.
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Thank you! :-)
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