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default gateway
Last modified: Thursday, March 09, 2006 

(1)The gateway in a network that a computer will use to access another network if a gateway is not specified for use.

(2) In a network using subnets, the router that forwards traffic to a destination outside of the subnet of the transmitting device.

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