What is a gateway? How does it work?

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  • Apr 30th, 2009

A gateway is a network point that acts as an entrance to another network.

Every device in the network is configured with gateway address. The gateway address should be on the same subnet.


  • Jan 29th, 2014

Gateway is nothing but a way to enter and exit of network point

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Sean B.

  • Jul 11th, 2014

A gateway is a layer 7 networking device, it does not necessary separate WAN from LAN but does separate Networks. The Gateway can route multiple protocols, and support many types physical , or data access type. It can even analyze and interact higher level application protocol (HTML, FTP, HTTP).

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