Default Gateway – Using the Default Gateway





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Using the Default Gateway

A default gateway serves as an access point or IP router that a networked computer uses to send information to a computer in another network or the internet. A host’s routing table will typically include a default gateway. The host receives the IPv4 address of the default gateway either dynamically from Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) or configured manually.



 

Default Gateway - Using the Default Gateway
Default Gateway – Using the Default Gateway

PC1 and PC2 are configured with the default gateway’s IPv4 address of 192.168.10.1. Having a default gateway configured creates a default route in the routing table of the PC. A default route is the route or pathway your computer will take when it tries to contact a remote network.

Default simply means that this gateway is used by default, unless an application specifies another gateway. A default gateway serves as an access point or IP router that a networked computer uses to send information to a computer in another network or the internet. The easiest way to locate the default gateway of a Mac is through System Preferences. Click Internet and locate the IP address next to Router. Another way to find your Mac’s default gateway is to use the following netstat command: Executing the Netstat Command to Find the Default Gateway in macOS.

The default route is derived from the default gateway configuration and is placed in the host computer’s routing table. Both PC1 and PC2 will have a default route to send all traffic destined to remote networks to R1. Default simply means that this gateway is used by default, unless an application specifies another gateway.

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