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Linux: How To Find the Default Gateway

Whether you’re troubleshooting network problems or trying to set up a VPN, knowing what address your computer has configured as the default gateway is always useful. Running a simple command from the terminal can give you this.


1. Open a terminal window.

2. Input the following command and hit Enter:

route -n

3. The address contained in the last line (with the UG flag) is the address for your default gateway.

Rob Rogers
Rob Rogers
Once a prolific author here on Tech-Recipes, Rob has moved on to greener pastures.
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