1. When referring to a network, a gateway is an address used as an entry point into another network. For example, 188.8.131.52 could be used as a gateway. It is common for an IP address ending with .1 and .2 to be a network's gateway. The gateway is commonly the address of a network device such as a network router.
2. Gateway is also a U.S. computer company. See the Gateway company information page for additional information about this company.
Also see: Network definitions