Default Gateway

In your network, The Gateway represents a node that allows the user to access another network. That means it allows for outgoing data packets. It is like an intermediary between the two, whenever you connect to a different network then the default gateway is the IP address of the interface of your router. The default part means that it is used automatically unless another application specifies it needs to use another gateway.

Now follow these steps to change the IP address of the default gateway

  • First, you need to Go to Control Panel > System > Network > IPv4 > Default Gateway.
  • Select an interface, Under the settings from, that QES will use as the default route.
  • Then add a static route.


  1. Click Static Route.

The Static Route window will open.


  1. Specify an IP or subnet address.
  1. Then, select an interface.
  1. Now, click Apply.

QES adds the IP address and interface to the routing table.

  1. Close the Static Route window.
  1. Click apply.


When you want to find the default gateway, just follow these steps. These steps are based on your computer’s operating system:


In a Windows network, Finding the default gateway

  • First, you need to start by accessing the control panel in windows.
  • Now you need to locate and choose the networking and sharing center. 
  • You can find the ‘change adapter option’ or you can ‘change adapter settings’ it depends on which version of Windows you are using.
  • Now you need to select the network that you like to find the default gateway.
  • You need to double click the network and then you need to choose the ‘Details’.
  • Now enter the username as well as password. You will find it on your physical router.
  • The IP address that will appear in your default gateway.


Finding the default gateway on macOS

If you are an Apple computer user then these steps are for you to identify your default gateway

  • First, you have to access the computer’s system preference.
  • Then find and select the network that you like to find the default gateway.
  • Now, enter the username and password. It appears on the physical router itself.
  • Then you need to note the default IP address within the TCP/IP tab under “Router.” This is your default gateway.



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