Updated: 11/12/2023 by Computer Hope

A gateway may refer to any of the following:

1. With a network, a gateway is a networked device that serves as an entry point into another network. For example, a wireless router is commonly the default gateway in a home network.

What is the gateway IP address?

The IP address of your network router (gateway) may vary, but for most home routers the gateway IPv4 address is,, or If you’re connected to the network using a Windows computer, you can use the command ipconfig to see the current IP and gateway address.

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2. Gateway is also a U.S. computer company. See the Gateway company page for additional information about this company.

Hardware terms, Network terms