Access and Configure Default Gateway
Default gateway is a device which receives and routes traffic coming from inside and outside of the network. Its main purpose is to connect a home or enterprise network to other networks and correctly route packets coming both ways. In small networks default gateway fuction is typically assigned to a network router or modem.
In order to configure the default gateway you need to know how to access it. Below are quick instructions on how to do it for each operating system.
- Open command line prompt by pressing Start, then typing "cmd" in the search box and clicking on the "Command" in a list of results.
ipconfig /alland press Enter
- Look for the "Default Gateway" line in the output. You will find the default gateway IP address in this line.
- Run Launchpad by clicking the corresponding button in the bottom menu.
- Type "Terminal" in the Launchpad search box.
- Click on the Terminal icon
netstat -nr | grep default
- IP address of the default gateway will be in the output next to the "default"
Configuring Default Gateway
Once you know IP address of the default gateway type it in the browser address bar and press Enter. You should see gateway administration UI login screen. Once you type the correct credentials you will be able to administer the default gateway.
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