Talk:Gateway (telecommunications)

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VOIP/PSTN gateways area[edit]

Subject of article is means also bridge between packet and switched telephony networks. Where we can add this area? Here is absent this description. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vinogradovisoleksii (talkcontribs) 21:25, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

how we can define the gateway ip in the network?

Hmm. Gateways usually have two ip addresses. One, an address like, or is an address on the Local network, and is the adress to which traffic is sent from the Local Network. The other, an address like, is the address (ususally assigned by an ISP) on the Widea Area Network.

So, define the gateway ip in the network. In the LAN, the gateway ip is that address to which traffic bound for the WAN is sent to be conveyed out. In the WAN, the WAN ip address is the address to which traffic is sent to be distributed in the LAN.

Gateway, Inc. disambiguation removal[edit]

On 11:01, 21 January 2006, removed:

These may or may not be manufactured by Gateway, Inc.

I had put it there in order not to imply that gateways are named after Gateway nor vice versa. If your PC is made by Gateway, and your router is made by Linksys, then which "gateway" is the tech support representative talking about? [1]

How should I have worded my clarification better? --Damian Yerrick () 00:20, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
That is what the disambiguation page (gateway) is for. Gateway can mean many more things than a telecommunications gateway or the brand. For example, your internet page might also be called a gateway... -- Peter 07:36, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Merge proposal[edit]

I'd probably have merged them myself, but I'd like someone with more experience to determine how the uses of the terms overlap and how (or if) they should be merged. Fourohfour 13:51, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Could someone with knowledge please also verify if the older version of Gateway (computer networking) is (as Jatos asserts) inaccurate, or not. Thanks. Fourohfour 18:00, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
I'm looking at this proposal. I'm really surprised there have been two articles contending for so long. I discovered this ruckus after looking at the "Gateway"disambiguation page. I will bring this up at the portals with the same interest. E_dog95' Hi ' 00:58, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Gateway - definition[edit]

Gateway is quick becoming the new proper term for a home router + modem combination.

Additionally I feel gateway is more correct term for these devices, as they actually perform a gateway function. Firewall is not accurate as some devices do not have that option Router is not accurate as most of these devices don't have more than 2 networks to route between.

    (A router with only 2 networks attached is a "bridge".)

Below is a list of examples of major networking manufacturers and the terms they use to describe their products.

2wire refers to all their products of this type as “Residential Gateways” Linksys Cable Modem/wireless router is called “Wireless – G Cable Gateway” Westell 327 DSL Modem router is called the “VersaLink Gateway” Belkin refers to their device (F5D5231-4 or F5D5231v4-SN-PD) as a “Cable/DSL Gateway Router” Netgear calls their cg814cpr a “Commercial Cable Modem Gateway” Netgear title their DG834 a “ADSL firewall router”

     However, in the product description call it a “All-in-one Gateway for Always-on Broadband Access with Internet Sharing”

Motorola calls their Surfboard SBG900 a “Wireless Cable Modem Gateway” Zoom calls their X5v ADSL modem a “ADSL VoiP Gateway” ZyXEL refers to their Broadband offerings (i.e. NBG-415N) as a “Broadband Gateway” devices.

Only D-Link calls their device a “Combo Modem” or “Router Modem” (but still no mention of “rodem”) SIPGURU 20:25, 18 April 2007 (UTC)SIPGURU

Show us a reputable third-party source that gives this definition, and we'll consider it. Inferring /guessing it from manufacturer's use is Original research. Fourohfour 16:12, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

Picture wanted[edit]

It would be nice if a picture of a sample network is added. The picture would show the different between Local IP and internet IP. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ohlele (talkcontribs).

Surplusage Needs Deletion?[edit]

The main article currently contains the following passage:

"Most computer operating systems use the terms described above. A computer running Microsoft Windows however describes this standard networking feature as Internet Connection Sharing; which will act as a gateway, offering a connection between the Internet and an internal network. Such a system might also act as a DHCP server. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a protocol used by networked devices (clients) to obtain various parameters necessary for the clients to operate in an Internet Protocol (IP) network. By using this protocol, system administration workload greatly decreases, and devices can be added to the network with minimal or no manual configurations."

Shouldn't information relating to Microsoft Windows be dealt with over there, instead of here? I'm not a deletionist but this certainly looks like it needs to be cleaned up. Dexter Nextnumber (talk) 18:44, 2 November 2009 (UTC)