Get IP from wifi hotspot in android

I want to get IP of wifi hotspot (from another computer) that android device connect via wifi, not IP local of android. I run application in real device. I can scan all wifi and get name of them.

public class WifiConnectorActivity extends Activity {
    TextView mainText;
      WifiManager mainWifi;
      WifiReceiver receiverWifi;
      List<ScanResult> wifiList;
      StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
    /** Called when the activity is first created. */

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        mainWifi = (WifiManager)getSystemService(Context.WIFI_SERVICE);

        mainText = (TextView) findViewById(;
        mainWifi = (WifiManager) getSystemService(Context.WIFI_SERVICE);
        receiverWifi = new WifiReceiver();
        registerReceiver(receiverWifi, new IntentFilter(
        mainText.setText("nStarting Scan...n");

    class WifiReceiver extends BroadcastReceiver {
        public void onReceive(Context c, Intent intent) {
        StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
        wifiList = mainWifi.getScanResults();
        for(int i = 0; i < wifiList.size(); i++){
          sb.append(new Integer(i+1).toString() + ".");



Of course, I can get IP local by use this code:

public static String getLocalIpAddressString() {
          try {
              for (Enumeration<NetworkInterface> en = NetworkInterface.getNetworkInterfaces(); en.hasMoreElements();) {
                  NetworkInterface intf = en.nextElement();
                  for (Enumeration<InetAddress> enumIpAddr = intf.getInetAddresses(); enumIpAddr.hasMoreElements();) {
                      InetAddress inetAddress = enumIpAddr.nextElement();
                      if (!inetAddress.isLoopbackAddress()) {
                          return inetAddress.getHostAddress().toString();
          } catch (Exception ex) {
              Log.e("IPADDRESS", ex.toString());
          return null;

For example, I can see IP local of android device is, but how to get IP of wifi hotspot is in code. Thanks!


Not all WiFi access points even have IP addresses! It is not a requirement. It runs on a different layer.

That being said, you can use reverse-ARP on the wireless MAC of the AP to get its IP address, if it has one. Also note that this IP is sometimes different than the wired interface.

For home all-in-one wireless routers, you can also check whatever DHCP assigns as a gateway address, but again, this doesn’t have a direct correlation to the access point.