default gateway

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default gateway

The router used to forward all traffic that is not addressed to a station within the local network or local subnet. The default gateway's primary purpose in most homes and small offices is to direct Internet traffic from the local network to the cable or DSL modem, which connects to the Internet service provider (ISP), and vice versa.

Default IP of Default Gateway
The default IP address assigned by vendors of consumer routers is often 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1. See IP address, router and default IP.
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For instance, IT administrators operating Wi-Fi networks are asked to ensure router firewalls are switched on, and default router passwords changed instantly.
DHCP also automates the network configuration of these end-user devices by sending them options, such as their default router, domain name and DNS server(s), instead of forcing network administrators to manually type in this information for every IP device.
Clients attached to sub-VLANs share the same super-VLAN default router and gateway.
Converted traffic can then travel across the LAN as IP data before being forwarded to a default router or central site -- reducing the high cost of maintenance and maximizing bandwidth efficiency.
In addition, ANR will continue to send SNIP packets to the default router.
Users connected to our ATM network must always be able to reach their default router to other VLANs and to the Internet," said Allen Robel, senior network planner at Indiana University in Bloomington.
The Sun routers now route only when specifically requested; they have become the default routers for the network.