How to View the Default Gateway of Computer


What is the default gateway? How to view the default gateway? Sometimes we need to set up the computer. At this time, we need to know the default gateway. So, how to view the default gateway? Next, let’s get to know it together!

What is the default gateway

A configuration item for TCP/IP protocol is the IP address of an directly accessible IP router. Configuring the default gateway can create a default path in the IP routing table. A host can have multiple gateways. The default gateway means that if a host cannot find an available gateway, it sends the data packet to the default designated gateway, which processes the data packet. The gateway currently used by the host generally refers to the default gateway. The default gateway of a computer can not be designated casually. It must be specified correctly. Otherwise, a computer will send data packets to a computer that is not a gateway, so it can not communicate with other computers in the network. There are two ways to set the default gateway: manual setting and automatic setting.

How to view the default gateway?

1. The shortcut key “win + r” opens the running program and enters “cmd”, as shown in the following figure:

2. Type “ipconfig/all” in the pop-up black box. Note that the slash inside is “/” not “”, and press the Enter Enter key, as shown in the figure below. The red box is the IP address of the computer. The following information is the subnet mask and the default gateway.

At the end of the article, how to view the default gateway? Look at the method of default gateway, hope to help you!

Relevant reading:

How to set up the default gateway? Default Gateway Manual Setup and Automatic Setup Tutorial

Solutions to the unavailability of default gateway for computer display

What should we do when the gateway data set up after the computer restart disappears?