How To Find The Default Gateway On A Cisco Router?
Routers act as a gateway for two separate devices to communicate with each other. When a device sends information, the router checks the destination address and sends the data to it. In case there is no destination address, then the router sends the information to a default address. If you have not set a default address, the router does not process the information on the network.
Read the below instructions to know how to find the default gateway on a Cisco router.
- After connecting the computer to the router network, open the Cisco Software program.
- In the Terminal window, enter the command “show ip route” and press Enter.
- A list of routing resort entries appears in the window.
- Now, input the command line, “show ip default-gateway” and press the Enter key.
- The default gateway appears. The gateway address works when the ‘ip routing’ is turned off on the router.
- If you want to change the default gateway address of the router, then use the command “ip default-gateway your_address,” where your_address is the address of a device on the network.
- By configuring the default gateway, you are directing the data packets without destination address to the device on the network.
- The other command to configure the router is “ip route 0.0.0.0” that allows the
cisco router to set the last resort.
- Another way is to set the last resort is to use the command “ip default-network”.
- You can see the routing protocols that the router uses using the command, “show ip protocols.”
- The command “I p default-network” is used to flag or deflag the default route.
- If you aren’t able to Find The Default Gateway On A Cisco Router, contact our technical support team.