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what is a default gateway used for when assigning an ip address

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what is a default gateway used for when assigning an ip address to a device
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Erik B. replied 6 years ago.

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The Default Gateway is the IP address of the router or other device to which your computer sends all data that doesn't have an existing route. In most home use cases, the Default Gateway is the address of the router that connects to the Internet provider's modem.


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