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connecting to internet without default gateway?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by bspkumar, Jul 26, 2009.

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  1. bspkumar

    bspkumar Thread Starter

    Jul 15, 2008
    I have read a interview question which is mentioned below.

    Can a workstation computer be configured to browse the Internet and yet NOT have a default gateway?

    My answers : Dial-up internet connection does not requires the configuration of default gateway. The default gateway is present in the ISP itself. However, the default gateway has to be configured to connect to Internet using a broadband connection.

    Do my answer correct?Have I understood the question correctly?

    Thank you for your time.
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Well, PPP connections or PPPoE will not have a Default Gateway, since they're point-to-point connections. Broadband connections that are dynamic IP addressing will require a Default Gateway to connect.
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