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Can the default gateway be on a different subnet ?

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milleranthony7 author asked 2 years ago
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jessica537 author answered 1 year ago

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The default gateway should always be on the same network or subnet on which a PC is
configured. In the below diagram, the default gateway for the systems on the network,

192.168.1.0/24 should be 192.168.1.1 and not 192.168.2.2. This is because, systems on

the 192.168.1.0/24 network uses the gateway to reach systems on different networks. So

the gateway should be a device which should be aware of both the networks, and the

gateway for a system on the 192.168.1.0/24 network should be an IP address on the

specific network or subnet.

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