A network station that is used to interconnect two or more dissimilar networks or devices. It may perform protocol conversation. In strictly videoconferencing terms, it provides two way communication between H.323 and H.320 endpoints.
The technical meaning is a hardware or software set-up that translates between two dissimilar protocols, for example a router is a gateway that translates/bridges between its internal network, and the Internet.
A passage through a fence or wall; a gate; also, a frame, arch, etc., in which a gate in hung, or a structure at an entrance or gate designed for ornament or defense.
For example, Common Gateway Interface (CGI). A piece of software that allows two computers (or different systems within a computer) to communicate with each other.
The interface between two opposing protocols. By means of software and hardware a gateway allows connection between otherwise incompatible networks.
A device that connects two otherwise incompatible networks together.
A computer that connects one computer to another.
A gateway is a device used to relay data transmission on one network to other networks or to points separate from the network.
A gateway connects otherwise separate computer networks.
Hardware, software or a combination of the two that acts as an entry point to a network. Gateway servers are also commonly used as firewall servers that guard against the entry of unauthorized users to a private network. In the client/server model, there is a gateway at the entry to both end points.
An entrance into and out of a communications network. Technically, a gateway is an electronic repeater device that intercepts and steers electrical signals from one network to another.
A device that connects two different types of network together.
A computer and/or software used to connect two or more networks (including incompatible networks) and translates information from one network to the other.
A server-side component that provides Jabber Users with access to a non-Jabber network or instant messaging service.
A computer system that allows incompatible networks, that use different protocols, to talk to each other and exchange information.
A combination of hardware and software that enables networks using different protocols to communicate with one another. For example, a gateway can connect an AppleTalk network with a network using non-AppleTalk protocols such as TCP/IP.
A computer that links two networks often converting protocols or messages from one network to the other. It also refers to any a system capability that provides direct access to the Internet.
A gateway is a system that provides access between two or more networks. Gateways are typically used to connect unalike networks together. A gateway can also serve as a firewall between two or more networks.
This is the device that is located in the core of The Birmingham Grid for learning that allows a Video Conference station located with a schools to make call to ISDN based Video Conference stations.
1. A computer that sits between different networks or applications. The gateway converts information, data or other communications from one protocol or format to another. A router may perform some of the functions of a gateway. An Internet gateway can transfer communications between an enterprise network and the Internet. Because enterprises often use protocols on their local-area networks that differ from those of the Internet, a gateway will often act as a protocol converter, enabling users to send and receive communications over the Internet. 2. A product or feature that uses proprietary techniques to link heterogeneous systems.
A device that connects two dissimilar LANs or connects a LAN to a wide area network, minicomputer, or mainframe and then translates the different data formats.
a special node that interfaces two or more dissimilar networks, providing protocol translation between the networks.
Equipment which is used to interface networks so that a terminal on one network can communicate with services or a terminal on another.
the connecting link and its associated communications control software and hardware between two networks.
A piece of network hardware that connects two networks in such a way that differring network protocols can be converted and/or filtered.
a computer which links together two or more separate networks
The connection mechanism that allows data from HUGnet to be collected by the computer.
full OS computer sitting on 2 networks that connects them at the application layer level. It can translate between different network protocols on the two networks and can proxy & broker at the application level.
A gateway is what it sounds like. It's an entrance and an exit into a communication network. A gateway intercepts and steers electronic signals from one network to another. In data networks, gateways are typically a node on both two networks that connects two otherwise incompatible networks.
This is a hardware or software set-up that functions as a translator between two dissimilar protocols. A gateway can also be the term to describe any mechanism providing access to another system.
means receiving ISDN and Streaming to a Server or receiving an IP stream with e.g. Layer 2 384kbps stereo and re-encode/stream it with MPEG 4 AAC HE or catching an IP stream AAC HE and sending it via ISDN in Layer 3 to another destination
A device used to connect dissimilar networks â€“ networks using different communications protocols â€“ so that information can be passed from one to the other. Unlike a bridge, which transfers information and converts it to a form compatible with the protocols used by the second network for transport and delivery.
In e-mail systems, a system used to send and receive e-mail from a different e-mail system, such as a mainframe or the Internet. Gateways are supported by Message Handling Services (MHS).
A device or computer that provides internet access on a home network. The most common type of gateway is a router.
A computer that handles moving data from one network to another. Normally used to refer to communications between two different types of networks.
A label used for a variety of links among computers that allow users to access services, applications, and information from networks other than their own. For example, a gateway may link an Ethernet LAN to an AppleTalk LAN, or link a LAN to a mainframe.
A connection between two networks. LANs are generally connected to the Internet via a gateway.
An entrance into and exit out of a communications network. In data communications, a gateway is a node on a network that connects two otherwise incompatible networks.
An interface that connects two different networks LAN can be connected to the Internet through some kind of gateway). An interface that translates between two different protocols is also called a gateway.
A gateway is either hardware or software that acts as a bridge between two ...
A device that interfaces two dissimilar commuter networks to each other and performs inter-network protocol conversion.
Hardware or software that converts between algorithms, protocols or standards. May also act as a means of access from one network to another.
A hardware-software combination that connects two LANs (or a LAN and a host computer or other device) that run different protocols. Gateways operate on the top three layers of the OSI model.
Gateways provide a link between the H.323 world and other video conferencing systems such as one using ISDN-based technology. [Source: York Telecom
A gateway is a transition which allows not only the physical interfacing of networks, but also the matching of protocols.
A gateway is a computer system or other device that acts as a translator between two systems that do not use the same communication protocols, data formatting structures, languages and/or architecture.
Hardware or software which translates data between computers using incompatible protocols. For example, Compuserve and America Online have gateways to the Internet and the World Wide Web.
An historically INCORRECT term used by the Internet. In reality, a gateway is really a router or bridge which allows connection onto the Internet.
A network accesspoint. An interchange between two networks, for instance between national and international telecommunications networks (INTELSAT Gateway).
Gateways are protocol converters, connecting otherwise incompatible networks, much like translators facilitate communication between different languages. Most H.323 gateways link H.323 and H.320 systems over a LAN/WAN connection.
In telecommunications, it is a network node equipped for interfacing with another network that uses different protocols. A protocol translation/mapping gateway, such as a TDM - VoIP gateway, interconnects networks with different network protocol technologies by performing the required protocol conversions. (source)
Connecting vc-system using ISDN technology to another vc-system in IP network, and vice versa. Gateway makes these two incompatible systems work together.
A node that allows connection to another network using another protocol.
a general term for software and related hardware that supports the exchange of electronic documents and messages.
An entrance or an exit into a communications network. A gateway is an electronic repeater device that intercepts and steers electric signals from one network to another.
A service that provides a bridge over the Internet between a Jabber Server and any non-Jabber service or network. In the open-source Jabber.org project, gateways are often referred to as transports.
1. A functional unit that interconnects two computer networks with different network architectures. A gateway connects networks or systems of different architectures. A bridge interconnects networks or systems with the same or similar architectures. 2. In TCP/IP, a device used to connect two systems that use either the same or different communications protocols. 3. The combination of machines and programs that provide address translation, name translation, and systems services control point rerouting between independent SNA networks to allow those networks to communicate. 4. In the IBM Token-Ring network, a device and its associated software that connect a LAN to another LAN or a host that uses different logical link protocols. 5. (IRM) Hardware or software that handles communication between two dissimilar protocols.
Hardware and software that connects incompatible networks, which enables data to be passed from one network to another
Central service for translation of Email messages (or, more generally, any sort of information) from one delivery protocol to another. For example, the CS department runs a mail-news gateway (for local users) that allows posting by mailing to the newsgroup name. If you send mail to someone on BITNET, a gateway will move the message from the Internet (over SMTP) into BITNET, translating one format into the other as needed.
A function or server that acts as a point of interconnection between two different networks. For example, a Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) gateway would interconnect a PacketCable-based network with the PSTN. A computing machine which is both connected to one or more networks and is capable of passing network information from one network to another.
A combination of hardware and software that links two different types of networks. A gateway may also be any device that passes packets from one network to another network in their trip across the Internet. For example, many commercial services have e-mail gateways for sending messages to Internet addresses. In a company network, a proxy server acts as a gateway between the internal network and the Internet.
gateways provide a link between the H.323 world and other video conferencing system. A common example would be a gateway to a H.320 (ISDN) video conferencing system.
1. In a communications network, a network node equipped for interfacing with another network that uses different communication conventions. 2. Loosely, a computer configured to perform the tasks of a gateway.
The point at which data moves between networks.
A computer that connects two networks, often converting protocols or messages from one network to another.
A router that acts as a link between other computers to forward information it receives from one set of computers to another according to a set of rules called a protocol.
A node on a network that serves as an entrance to another network. For example, when a user connects to the Internet, that person essentially connects to a server that issues the Web pages to the user. These two devices are host nodes, not gateways. In enterprises, the gateway is the computer that routes the traffic from a workstation to the outside network that is serving the Web pages. In homes, the gateway is the ISP that connects the user to the internet. In enterprises, the gateway node often acts as a proxy server and a firewall. The gateway is also associated with both a router, which use headers and forwarding tables to determine where packets are sent, and a switch, which provides the actual path for the packet in and out of the gateway.
The computer or device that forwards and routes data between two or more networks. It is generally the first hop/step to get out of the network. A TCP/IP route uses a number of hops to get from one computer to another.
A computer which is present in two or more networks, and has special software to permit mail sent from one network to be readdressed and properly delivered to another.
A hardware and/or software setup that performs translations between disparate protocols.
In networking, a shared connection between a local area network and a larger system, such as a mainframe computer or a large packet-switching network. Usually slower than a bridge or router, a gateway typically has its own processor and memory, and can perform protocol conversions. Protocol conversions allows a gateway to connect two dissimilar networks; data is converted and reformatted before it is forwarded to the new network.
In networking, a gateway is a combination of hardware and software that allows two different types of networks to communicate. Gateways between e-mail systems, for example, allow users on different e-mail systems to exchange messages.
Also known as a router. An intermediate computer that directs packets of information over a network to their intended destination. Why don't the packets go to their intended destination in the first place? A direct connection between two computers on a network is a rare occurrence. Data is sent from one computer to the router, which sends the information in the direction of the intended computer. Over a large intranet or the Internet, data can pass through many routers before reaching its final destination.
a device, at the entrance of your network, that routes packet traffic. On a DSL LAN, it would be the router or firewall with the external IP.
A computer or process that serves as the single point of contact between two network entities and through which all traffic between the two network entities must therefore pass. A program called on a Web server via the Common Gateway Interface (CGI).
Technically, a hardware or software setup that translates between two dissimilar protocols. (For example, AOL and Prodigy have gateways that translate between their internal, proprietary e-mail formats and the Internet e-mail format.) More generally, the term is used to describe any mechanism for providing access from one system to another.
a computer that handles moving data from one network to another. Usually refers to communications between two different kinds of networks.
A device that interconnects networks with different, incompatible communication protocols.
(n.) Now called an IP router. â€œGatewayâ€ and â€œapplication gatewayâ€ indicate systems that translate from one native format to another; for example, X.400 to or from RFC 822 email gateways.
Conceptual or logical network station that interconnects two otherwise incompatible networks, network nodes, subnetworks or devices. Gateways perform protocol-conversion operations across a wide spectrum of communications functions or layers.
A gateway is a data exchange interface between two different networks. The gateway function of the SIPPSTAR.IP telephone system, for example, translates the SIP protocol into the ISDN protocol and so forms the interface between Voice over IP and conventional telephony.
A computer system that transfers data between normally incompatible applications or networks. A gateway reformats the data so that it is acceptable for the new network or application before passing it on. Gateways between e-mail systems, for example, allow users on different e-mail systems to exchange messages.
A point of interconnection between one electronic network and another.
an endpoint on the LAN which provides for RT 2-way communications between H.323 Terminal on the LAN and other ITU terminals (ISDN, GSTN, ATM, ...) on WAN or to another H.323 gateway
Strictly a device that converts between two dissimilar protocols (e.g. CC:Mail-SMTP gateway) but widely used in older TCP/IP documentation to refer to a router.
A computer/program that performs protocol conversion between different types of networks, systems, or computers.
A machine that connects two different networks, translating information so that it can pass seamlessly from one to the other.
This is an entrance into and exit from a network.
A system in which computers are able to exchange information through a compatible interface.
Links two different types of networks such as a PC and Mac LAN. It works at the Network Layer of the OSI reference model
A device that connects two or more dissimilar networks and allows communication between them.
When referring to a network, a gateway is an address used as entry point into another network. For example, 220.127.116.11 could be used as a gateway. It is common for .1 and .2 to be setup as a network gateway. The gateway is commonly the address of a network device such as a network router.
An adapter used to provide access into, and perhaps out of, an application. SCT developed the Banner Gateway to adapt Banner to the OpenEAI Message Protocol.
A connection through which LANs may interconnect to other LANs (or WANs) or to connect to the Internet.
A network component that connects networks with different signaling and protocols. Gateway is a protocol translator. Gateway is often mentioned as a Layer 7 device. But in fact, the translation process involves all layers in the OSI model. Also see OSI model.
hardware that connects heterogeneous (not similar) networks.
A computer that allows communication between different network s, providing translation between different protocols and naming and addressing conventions. (Historical) In the IP community, an older term referring to a routing device. Today the term router is used to describe nodes that perform this function.
A router that connects an intranet to the rest of the Internet.
A computer system that allows data transfers between dissimilar, normally incompatible networks.
Electronic repeater devices that intercept and steer electrical signals from one network to another. A gateway may be small or large, but it is an entrance into, and exit out of, a communications network.
Hardware or software that is used to translate protocols between two or more systems.
A software program used to connect two networks using different protocols so that they can transfer data between the two. Before transferring, the program converts the data into a protocol-compatible form.
A computer which interconnects two different networks.
gateway is an application layer (Layer 7) device that interconnects two local area networks (LANs).
A gateway is a point in a network that acts as an entry point to another network. In a corporate network for example, a computer server acting as a gateway often also acts as a proxy server and a firewall server. A gateway is often associated with both a router, which knows where to direct a given packet of data that arrives at the gateway, and a switch, which furnishes the actual path in and out of the gateway for a given packet.
see Router, below.
A gateway is a computer that connects one network with another when the two networks use different protocols. Similar to a router, but a router must connect networks that use IP.
A special purpose device that connects two or more networks and routes packets from one to another using different protocols by converting one network's protocol to the format used by another network.
A device that translates data between two systems that are incompatible or that use different protocols.
Transition between two nets or two stages of safety
A system (hardware, software or combination) that links otherwise incompatible networks to communicate with one another. The term often refers to the server computer or router that links a LAN to the Internet.
Architecture for bridging between two networks that work with different protocols.
A computer transfers data between ordinarily incompatible applications or networks. Not to be confused with a router that transfers data between compatible networks.
An electronic door between one computer network and another.
Device that can interconnect networks with different, incompatible communications protocols. The gateway performs a layer-7 protocol-conversion to translate one set of protocols to another (for example, from TCP/IP to SNA or from TCP/IP to X.25). A gateway operates at Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) layers up through the Session Layer.
a computer system that transfers data between otherwise incompatible networks
Hardware and/or software that links two different, incompatible kinds of networks. For instance, gateways are used so a Prodigy Internet member can send e-mail to a member of AOL®.
Hardware and/or software that links two different incompatible kinds of networks. For instance, gateways are used so an SBC Yahoo! Member can send email to a member of AOL.
A hardware or software device that directs network traffic between two separated networks. For example, Microsoft Proxy Server can act as a gateway between a private network (an intranet) and the public network (the Internet).
Communications link between a network and the Internet.
In computing, a device that connects two dissimilar local area networks or that connects a local area network to a wide-area network, a minicomputer, or a mainframe. A gateway has its own processor and memory and may perform protocol conversion and bandwidth conversion. Gateways typically are found in large organizations in which more than one local area network protocol is installed.
These classify, categorize and have links to evaluated WWW resources.
A gateway is basically a protocol converter, i.e. a network point that connects networks using different protocols (tech languages) so that data can be exchanged seamlessly between endpoints. For example, a POTS (or â€œPlain Old Telephone Serviceâ€)-to-VoIP Gateway connects the public phone network and packet-switched networks, translating the voice/data into IP packets.
A device that translates data between different protocols or networks. GIF Graphics Interchange Format. A common 8-bit, 256-color graphics format developed by CompuServe. A 1989 update to the GIF format, GIF89a, added support for a transparency index and interlaced graphics.
Gateways are devices that provide an entrance to a network. Often gateway devices provide additional services, such as NAT, DHCP, firewalls, and encryption. Access points provide an entrance to a wireless network, and when they are configured with additional services, they are often called "wireless gateways." Back
Point where two or more networks connect.
Either hardware or software that acts as a bridge between two applications or networks so that data can be transferred between a number of computers.
A computer or other device that connects networks.
A device or program used to connect two systems or networks.
A computer that connects two or more networks. Especially in the past, before TCP/IP protocols were so widely used, these computers often had to pass data between incompatible network systems.
A computer which connects two networks, often converting a message's protocol to one appropriate for the other network. Also used to refer in general to a system that provides direct access to other, remote networks or services.
The network device, often a router, to which packets destined for another network are sent.
A gateway is a special node that interfaces to one or more dissimilar networks and translates between them (such as between security and lighting controls). An example of a home gateway is a node that connects a HomePnA data network connecting several PCs to an IEEE 1394a A/V network Such a gateway might be used to provide access to video files stored on the PC's hard drive for viewing on a DTV.
Hardware and software for connecting networks using different technologies, such as Ethernet and powerline networks.
A network device used to translate between two different protocols. Used to interconnect two networks that use incompatible protocols.
A combination of a software program and piece of hardware that passes data between networks. In wireless networking, gateways can also serve as security and authentication devices, access points, and more.
A gateway enables H.323-compliant systems to communicate with H.32x-type remote systems. The gateway can, for example, link the H.323 system to a system based on H.320 (ISDN), H.321 (ATM), H.322 (ISO Ethernet) or H.324 (PSTN). At present, an H.323-to-H.323 connection (LAN/LAN) is the most common form of VC gateway connection.
A computer or electronic device that translates information between two computer systems, networks, or application programs. For example, LANs generally use a gateway to connect to the Internet instead of connecting each individual computer on a LAN to the Internet. Another common use of gateways is to translate e-mail between two or more different e-mail systems.
Conceptional or logical network station that interconnects two otherwise incompatible networks, network nodes, subnetworks or devices; performs protocol conversion operations across a wide spectrum of communications functions or layers. The former name for a router.
Also know as a router.
A gateway is a combination of hardware and software that allows users on different types of networks to communicate, i.e. Mac and PC.
The term gateway can be used to define several things. Overall, gateways allow for entrance into and exit from communications networks. From a networking perspective, a gateway combines hardware and software to link two different networks together.
In telecommunications, a device linking two incompatible networks.
Conversion software that integrates dissimilar entities such as network protocols, software object models, or data storage devices.
see Portal and Web portal definitions.
Software or hardware that translate between computers on a network using different communication protocols.
An intelligent device used to connect two or more networks. The networks can use different protocols and different physical media. A gateway has it's own processor and memory.
a device linking two networks that use different protocols. It accepts all packets from each network addressed to the other, buffers them, converts them to the next format, and re-transmits them to the other network.
A gateway is a computer that can translate and route information between two dissimilar networks (such as a Novell NetWare network and a Microsoft NT network). Many gateways transmit only particular types of traffic (for example, a mail gateway transmits only electronic mail).
A host computer that connects networks that communicate in different languages. For example, a gateway connects a company's local area network to the Internet.
Alternative name for a router. Sometimes used to refer to a router that connects to an external network (i.e. under another administrator's control), as opposed to an internal router.
A facility that allows one computer to be connected with another. This is useful for multiple player games.
Computer that allows communications between networks one network with another. Used in ecommerce to act as an interface between a merchant and a bank; i.e, a Payment Gateway.
The connection point between a computer or system and the outside world.
A connection between two networks. The connection may be between physical networks, logical networks, or network services.
A machine connected to two networks; acts as a transfer point.
A device that allows for the interconnection of dissimilar networks. Gateways provide protocol translation, address translation, and code translation between the connected networks. All seven layers of the OSI model may be needed to perform these functions.
An electronic or software device that connects two or more dissimilar computer systems. For example, a NetWare to IBM mainframe gateway takes the IPX from one side of the gateway and translates it to the SNA protocol on the other. Gateways are becoming increasingly common as vendors try to make this computer talk to that computer. Hard Drive Ask any IT teacher what the box underneath or next to the monitor is and they will tell you it is a hard drive. If you think that is the hard drive, please shut down your workstation (or just switch it off at the plug like you no doubt do anyway) and throw the machine out of the window. Stick with pen and paper, it is people like you that make life so difficult.
A gateway is a nodestack or routing software setup that allows multiple frequencies to be in use at the same time. You can come into the gateway on one frequency and go out on another. You can also come into a gateway using one type of protocol and go out using another. TCP/IP (internet) connections are available at some gateway stations.
is a device that connects different networks together. This handles the transfer of data between the networks and any conversion that is required to enable the data which has been extracted from one network to be read in the other network
A term used for a device which enables two networks to communicate with each other. The term strictly refers to a device which undertakes a protocol conversion between two non-like networks. However, it is now commonly applied to any device which acts as an access point between networks even if no protocol conversion is necessary (e.g. internet gateway).
Protocol translation equipment used to link dissimilar communications devices or networks.
In this book, the term gateway is used about an interconnection between two (or more) online services, set up to let a user of one service use the other service's offerings through the first service's user interface. The term also has other meanings: A gateway provides an interconnection between two networks with different communications protocols. Gateways operate at the 4th through 7th layer of the OSI model. For example, a PAD (a packet assembler/disassembler) is a device used to interface non-X.25 devices to an X.25 network. The PAD serves as a gateway. Protocol converters are gateways between networks. The gateway, provided by an adapter card in a workstation, enables the network to perform as if it were a mainframe terminal connected directly to the mainframe.
A protocol conversion facility allowing connection of dissimilar communication systems.
A device or the software that links networks that use different protocols. For instance, a Novell network might have an Internet gateway that "packages" information into the TCP/IP packets required for Internet communication. The term gateway is also used in a very specialized sense to mean a program on a World Wide Web host that accepts and processes information sent by a Web client. For instance, a document on a Web server might display a form in which you can type your name; the gateway program would then enter your name in a database.
A computer that interconnects disparate types of networks, translating protocols as necessary. For example, a gateway might connect personal computers on a LAN to a mainframe computer.
(1) A shared portal from a local network into a larger information resource such as a large packet-switched information network or a mainframe computer. (2) A common node on two networks that serves as a medium for communications between nodes on two networks. Because gateways normally process information at a high level, the lower levels of the networks may differ dramatically. For example, an OS/2 computer will frequently serve as a gateway between a PC LAN and a wide-area SNA network. (3) An application program that implements protocols to exchange objects between a server and an otherwise incompatible target system. See also gateway server.
A point on a network, which enables data traffic in one format to change to another format. Hence you need a gateway to convert information held in a WML format by a WAP site into HTML formats (for standard Web pages) or POP3 format for standard e-mail messages.
An Internet service that transports credit card information from a computer terminal or Web site to the credit card processor, where it can be verified.
Device that acts as a connector between two physically separate networks. Gateways can perform conversion at all seven OSI model layers.
A term meaning a technical hardware and software setup that is able to translate between two dissimilar protocols.
A node on a network that serves as a common access point for other nodes. Those addresses accessed through a specific gateway share the same network but different nodes.
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The computer which links two networks.
A combination of hardware and software that links two different types of networks. Intranet Term used to describe the main network connections that allow Internet traffic to be carried around the world. The Internet Backbone often has to operate at a higher speed than the rest of the network as it connects all the other segments.
A connection between two networks which allows messages on one network to be routed through the other. This is also referred to as an "interconnect".
The default router for PacketHound.
A device that interconnects different networks with different protocols through conversions.
Transformation device from one protocol to another; or the exit point of a network to the Internet/larger network.
A computer through which data on a network is transferred to another network.
a computer that connects two or more networks and routes data. See Barry Kwock's definition.
A place where two or more networks intersect. A router may be a gateway between a private network and the Internet.
In a TCP/IP network, a computer that is connected to two networks and routes packets from one to the other.
A means to effectively connect two dissimilar protocols in order to allow communication to take place.
Device that interconnects networks running incompatible communication protocols. It translates one set of protocols to another.
A device that acts as a central point for networked devices, receives transmitted messages, and forwards them. The USR8200 Firewall/VPN/NAS can link many computers on a single network and can share an encrypted Internet connection with wired and wireless devices.
A device (usually a switch) that translates data to allow communication between two dissimilar networks, eg IP and ISDN
A gateway connects two or more network segments together, where the segments are of dissimilar systems (eg PC with Macintosh) or protocols (eg TCP/IP with IPX/SPX). Neither a bridge or a router can perform these functions. A gateway is usually a computer with gateway software. A gateway is slower than either a bridge or router because of all the processing it performs. See also my article on Portal Devices.
Device that connects two different kinds of networks and performs the translations required for them to communicate with each other.
A device that links two different types of networks.
The entrance and exit to a communications network or system; a device or set of functions that facilitate electronic access by users to remote services or systems and vice versa. In data networks, gateways are typically a network node that connects otherwise incompatible networks. Gateways are commonly used to connect computers on one network, say a token-ring network, with those on a long-distance network. A gateway may be used to interface between two incompatible electronic mail systems or for transferring files from one system to another.
A piece of hardware that acts as the â€˜gateâ€(tm) between a LAN and the internet. The Gateway address is simply the IP address of the Gateway.
An intelligent electronic device interconnecting dissimilar networks and providing protocol conversion for network compatibility. A gateway provides transparent access to dissimilar networks for nodes on either network. It operates at the session presentation and application layers.
link connecting two IP networks.
Electronic connection between a Merchant and Acquirer that transmits payment data.
Typically, a device attached to two networks or systems that otherwise do not communicate with each other. Communications from one network to the other are routed through the gateway. A gateway can be used to filter communications between trusted and untrusted systems.
A connection between two networks which allows messages to be routed from one to the other. A communications interface between one system and another.
Gateway is a generic term for an internetworking system (a system that joins two networks together). Gateways can be implemented completely in software, completely in hardware, or as a combination of the two. Depending on their implementation, gateways can operate at any level of the OSI model from application protocols to low-level signaling.
In networking, a combination of hardware and software that links two different types of networks or applications.
A kind of "go-between" device or program that passes information between networks that normally couldn't communicate. What used to be called a gateway is now called a router.
is a network point that acts as an entrance to another network. On the Internet, a node or stopping point can be either a gateway node or a host (end-point) node. Both the computers of Internet users and the computers that serve pages to users are host nodes. The computers that control traffic within your company's network or at your local Internet service provider (ISP) are gateway nodes.
A program which separates and manages the communication between different types of computer networks or systems, and translates the protocols or procedures they use. The WebLUIS Gateway allows us to enter several different systems from the WebLUIS menu.
IP telephony is implemented through networks consisting of VoIP gateway switches that interface between the public-switched telephone network (PSTN) and IP networks, such as the Internet or a private intranet. The Gateway receives the incoming PSTN calls and compresses the voice transmissions into electronic data packets. Th epacketized voice call os sent over the data network to a destination gateway, which depacketizes and decompresses the call and sends it to the PSTN for call termination.
A gateway is a program or piece of hardware that passes data between networks. Ecom Technology has established gateways with banking networks and payment processors.
A computer that connects an office LAN (Local Area Network) or commercial on-line services to the Internet.
Typically used in its nontechnical meaning, a mechanism for providing access to another, dissimilar system. For example, some non-Internet online services such as Prodigy now provide some Internet access. That service access would often be referred to as a gateway to the Internet. The correct meaning is any hardware or software that translates between networks that normally could not communicate. For example, a company network's internal e-mail format might be translated into an Internet e-mail format for outside communications. The translation mechanism is a gateway.
Used in different senses (e.g., Mail Gateway, IP Gateway), but most generally, a computer that forwards and routes data between two or more networks of any size.
an interface which allows access to a variety of other networks or databases.
A server that is dedicated to providing access to a network.
A program or piece of hardware that passes data between networks. You'll see this term most often when you either log in to an Internet site or when you're passing email between different servers.
A computer system that connects two incompatible services such as a commercial online service and the Net.
a link between two different types of otherwise incompatible networks allowing users the benefits of both.
A server with the dedicated purpose of providing access from one network to another or from a network to the Internet. A gateway may also do some "translation" between incompatible networks, such as allowing a Novell network (based on IPX) to "talk" to the Internet (based on TCP/IP). This would be a Novell gateway or IPX-to-TCP/IP gateway.
A device that can isolate and control the flow of information between a computer system and authenticated users on networks connected to the system. Based on a user's profile, the gateway regulates his access to various network destinations.
1) An interface to a complex online system; 2) A computer system that transfers data between normally incompatible applications or networks.
A special configured version of INM that only acts on requests from the server. Except a small cache file gateways do not store configuration or statistics to disk, it's all sent as fast as possible to the server. The gateway can be installed on any available machine in the remote network and does not require a dedicated server.
A networking device that links two networks.
In the IP community, an older term referring to a routing device. Today, the term router is used to describe nodes that perform this function, and gateway refers to a special-purpose device that performs an application layer conversion of information from one protocol stack to another.
A special-purpose dedicated computer that attaches to two or more disparate networks and converts data packets from one form to another.
A device that acts as an interface between two different communication protocols. The Network Gateway Module (NGM) provides a communication protocol that a PC can understand. Other gateway devices may be used to interface between our Lontalk protocol and other systems such as a SCADA or Building Automation System. Typically, a gateway becomes necessary when a SCADA or BAS does not have a driver developed for Lontalk.
A gateway is a portal between dissimilar protocols that does the translation nessasary for communication across the gateway. As an example, Compuserve maintains a gateway between its in-house mail and the Internet mail system.
A web site that offers links to other web sites rather than providing information or data on a topic.
In networking terms, refers to a device that connects one or more computers on a network to other networks. The device may be specialized hardware (such as a router), or may be a general-purpose computer system configured to act as a gateway.
The combination of a gateway node and one or more gateway SSCPs that provides the name translation, network address translation, and SSCP rerouting functions between connected networks.
Usually a special piece of software which allows access between two unrelated protocols, such as from your Web site's shopping cart to the credit card company.
A piece of hardware or software that translates between 2 dissimilar protocols
Network interconnection device and software that operate at OSI Layer Seven. A gateway supports a full stack of the relevant protocol, such as SNA, DecNet, ISO, TCP/IP, and can covert to a non-seven layer protocol, such as async or BSC. It is typically used to provide access to wide area networks over asynchronous or X.25 links from a LAN environment. Examples include pads and protocol converters.
A computer system that transfers data between applications or networks that use different protocols. A gateway reformats the data to make it acceptable for the new application or network before passing the data on. Gateways provide address translation services, but don't translate data.
A system (usually in the form of a host computer) that translates different protocols, allowing users with varying protocols to communicate and exchange data with one another.
a computer that connects two different systems together and can translate between the two. Email gateways will let messages pass between incompatible systems, eg X.400 and SMTP.
A device which passes data through destined for devices that are not on the same network as the sender.
A device that connects incompatible networks by providing the necessary translation, both for hardware and software.
A functional unit that interconnects a local area network (LAN) with another network having different higher layer protocols.
(1) A device which can translate between protocols and provide connectivity between otherwise non-connectable networks or devices.
A local device, usually a router, that connects hosts on a local network to other networks.
The term "router" is now used in place of the original definition of "gateway". Currently, a gateway is a communications device/program which passes data between networks having similar functions but dissimilar implementations. This should not be confused with a protocol converter. By this definition, a router is a layer 3 (network layer) gateway, and a mail gateway is a layer 7 (application layer) gateway. See also: mail gateway, router, protocol converter, GSM gateway.
A device connecting two dissimilar networks that adds security, flow control and protocol conversion. Gateways typically handle protocol conversion operations across a wide spectrum of communications functions or layers, and they require software programming and central management.
A gateway converts signals between different computer networks.
Provides a link between networks having similar functions but dissimilar implementations. Most commonly used to provide access to a WAN from a LAN or asynchronous link.
a device that acts as a connector between two logically separate networks; interconnects two otherwise incompatible networks, network nodes, subnetworks, or devices
A host computer that connects a network to other networks. For example, a gateway connects a company's local area network to the Internet.
A computer system or network that translates information between different types of protocols or formats so they can be transmitted on the Internet.
A device linking LANs that may be using different networking protocols to communicate
A gateway is a network point that acts as an entrance to another network.
A combination of hardware, software, and network connections that provides a link between one architecture and another. Typically, a gateway is used to connect a LAN or UNIX server with a mainframe (that uses SNA for networking resulting in the name: SNA gateway). A gateway can also be the connection between the internal and external network (often referred to as a firewall). See also firewall.
A computer that acts as a link between networks.
A facility that connects networked computers to the phone system.
The terms gateway, router, and bridge have changed over the years. Today, the term router is generally used to describes nodes that perform routing and gateway refers to a special purpose device that performs an OSI layer 7 conversion of information from one protocol stack to another. Often, one device acts as both a gateway and a router, causing further confusion. Glossary
A computer that is able to relay message and other communication from one network to another; synonymous with router.
A computer connected to multiple physical networks, capable of routing or delivering packets between them.
A functional device allows equipment with different protocols to communicate with each other. The gateway device can be embodied in a router or a computer.
A kind of “go-between” device or program that passes information between networks that normally couldn't communicate. Many networks use a router as a gateway to external network connections such as the internet or a WAN (Wide Area Network).
A system that provides a connection between different networks (for example, between BITNET and the Internet) and routes data between them, providing any conversion necessary if the networks use different network protocols.
The computer or device onto which the first hop needs to go to get out of your network and onto another network or the Internet. The gateway, as it relates...
A intermediate computer system that allows you structured access to several other databases. BIDS is a gateway system.
A computer system that transfers data between normally incompatible applications or networks, or a system that provides connectivity to other systems or networks.
The computer system used in a store to transmit orders and payroll to the Office/Distribution Center and receive price changes, PPUM Tags and delivery schedules from the Office/Distribution Center.
A gateway is a combination of hardware and software that converts (translates) between different communication protocols.
An Internet Gateway is a router able to handle and forward Internet requests from a local network to the Internet. The address of the local gateway is normally assigned by a DHCP server to client machines. For basic home networks it is the same as the IP address of the broadband router.
A device or program which transfers information between different types of networks. The networks may have similar functions, but in most cases use different technologies for handling information.
A network device that performs protocol conversion between dissimilar networks. A gateway is typically used to provide access to wide area networks over asynchronous links from a LAN environment.
Provides a link or connection between the H.323 system and other video conferencing systems such as the H320 system. The gateway is managed by a gatekeeper who controls access to the network, directs and manages the bandwidth, helps with address resolution and provides overall management of the gateway.
A gateway is a combination of hardware and software allowing dissimilar systems to communicate by filtering data through standardized protocols. Think of a gateway as a translator that allows your PC to talk with other computers on the network.
A Gateway transfers information between physically separate networks that are based on differing protocols (for example, between Internet and AppleTalk networks). It performs high-level information translation, while routers provide low-level.
A connection from one network to another. The Internet is often described as a set of networks all connected by gateways. Gateways also involve the use of routers and switches.
LAN/WAN hardware that connects networks together for the purpose of protocol conversion. A gateway will normally contain a communications card (qv) (See also SITA Gateway)
Gateways are points of entrance to and exit from a communications network. Viewed as a physical entity, a gateway is that node that translates between two otherwise incompatible networks or network segments.()
As in Common Gateway Interface (CGI). It is a piece of software that allows two items to communicate with each other. They are used to make connection between computers and systems inside that computer.
A device that enables the transfer of information between two networks using different protocols.
A gateway is basically a protocol converter, i.e. a network point that connects networks using different protocols so that data can be exchanged seamlessly between endpoints. For example, a POTS-to-VoIP Gateway connects PSTNs and packet-switched networks, translating the media into IP packets, so that "legacy" telephony becomes Voice-over-IP.
Where WiFi is concerned, the terms Gateway and Router are usually interchangeable. See Router for more information.
Software that is capable of bridging disparate network protocols. For the purposes of this specification, "gateway" refers to protocol bridging functionality, which may exist in a stand-alone gateway or may be co-located with a proxy or origin server.
networking: A connection between computer networks that translates the information from one network's format to the other's. A gateway allows messages from one information service or BBS to be carried by another.
A hardware or software that acts as a mediator between two distinct protocols and help in the transfer of information between diverse systems.
A gateway is node that translates between two otherwise incompatible networks or network segments. Gateways perform code and protocol conversion to facilitate traffic between data highways of differing architecture, for example Ethernet and Token Ring.
Connectivity software that allows two or more computer systems with different network architectures to communicate.
Connects networks of dissimilar and incompatible protocols together allowing for the exchange of information.
The technical meaning is a hardware or software set-up that translates between two dissimilar protocols. Another meaning of gateway is to describe any mechanism for providing access to another system, e.g. a router on a LAN may be referred to as a Gateway onto the Internet.
The interconnection between public or private networks, allowing the transmission of documents in X12 format across multiple networks. Also called an interconnect.
The technical meaning is a hardware or software set-up that translates between two dissimilar protocols, for example a machine that connects a UUCP network with the Internet so that mail can be transferred between them. To top
A software program that enables Personal Computers (PCs) to access mainframe systems, and vice versa.
A device on a network that serves as an entrance to another network and routes traffic
A computer that links two networks, often converting protocols or messages from one network to the other. The term can also refer to a system capability that provides direct access to other remote networks or services.
The original Internet term for what is now called router or more precisely, IP router. Refers to systems that translate from one native format to another
In IP telephony, a network device that converts voice and fax calls, in real time, between the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and an IP network. The primary functions of an IP gateway include voice and fax compression/ decompression, packetization, call routing, and control signaling. Additional features may include interfaces to external controllers, such as Gatekeepers or Softswitches, billing systems, and network management systems.
Equipment on a network that enables a terminal on one network to communicate with a terminal on another (incompatible) network. The gateway may convert data formats and protocols as well as physical formats and protocols. Most widely used in the IBM world to connect LAN s and SNA networks, where the gateway (often a card plus some software in a PC) converts the NetBIOS protocols into SNA protocols. PADs and protocol converter s are typical gateways.
A device that allows for the translation and management of communication between networks that use different protocols or designs.
A bridge between two networks, often used an another name for a firewall or application proxy.
The hardware and software needed to make two networks with different architectures communicate with one another.
An entrance into and an exit out of a communication network. (1) In data communications, a node on a network which connects two otherwise incompatible networks. (2) A device used to connect networks, which use different communication protocols so that information can be passed from one to the other. A gateway transfers information and converts it to a form compatible with the protocols used by the second network for transport and delivery.
A network element(node) that performs conversions between different coding and transmission formats.
This is a device that passes data between two different systems on a network. This includes supporting voice communication between terminals on a packet, e.g., Internet Protocol (IP) network and terminals on a circuit (e.g., Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
A computer system that reformats and transfers data between applications or networks that use different protocols. Gateways provide an address translation service.
A device which connects two or more dissimilar networks. Unlike r outers, gateways can join networks of entirely different kinds.
The gateway allows H.323 systems to interoperated with other H.32x products. For instance, the gateway could link the H.323 session with an H.320 (ISDN-based) system; an H.321 (ATM-based) system; an H.322 (iso Ethernet-based) system; or an H.324 (POTS-based) system. At the present, most H.323 gateway implementations are concerned with linking H.323 and H.320/H.324 systems across a LAN/WAN connection.
(CTV): itâ€™s aâ€¦portal to all the items available to the CTV network. Contains news feeds, individual items, graphics, etc.
A computer system that acts as a translator between different types of computers to allow them to interact in cyberspace.
The point of entrance from one network to another. A gateway is responsible for the proper distribution of data coming in and going out of a local area network. WinRoute must be installed on the gateway machine, also referred to as the host computer.
A conceptual or logical network station that serves to interconnect two otherwise incomplete networks, network notes, subnetworks or devices; performs a protocol-conversion operation across numerous communications layers.
Optional element in an H.323 conference. Gateways bridge H.323 conferences to other networks, communications protocols, and multimedia formats. Gateways are not required if connections to other networks or non-H.323 compliant terminals are not needed.
an electronic device that allows for two different computer or networks to connect (i.e., it "translates" between networks that use different protocols).
A “translator” machine or router that links two dissimilar networks speaking different protocols. Email sent from AOL to the Internet passes through a mail gateway.
A hardware and software combination that runs on the OSI application layer and allows dissimilar protocols to communicate by filtering communications through industry-standard protocols. Examples of protocols a gateway might use are TCP/IP, X.25, and SNA.
A gateway allows H.323 terminals to communicate with non-H.323 terminals by converting protocols. A gateway is the point at which a circuit-switched call is encoded and repackaged into IP packets.
The next level after a portal. A large grouping of related information that sometimes leads to smaller, more precise categories, called clusters. The Canada Site has three gateways: Services for Canadians, Services for Non-Canadians and Services for Canadian Business.
A type of middleware software that is used to translate client requests into the appropriate protocols needed to access specific services. Such software eliminates the requirement to use the same protocols in both clients and servers. A gateway router strips incoming packets of the protocol of the incoming network and encapsulates them in "envelopes" of the protocol of the outgoing network.
A network point that acts as an entrance to another network. In a company network, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) device may protect access by dial-in users, or a proxy server may act as a gateway between the internal network and the Internet. A gateway may also be any machine or service that passes packets from one network to another network or across the Internet.
A tool for translating information across incompatible networks that use different protocols.
A gateway transfers information between physically separate networks that are based on different protocols. It performs high-level information translation, while routers provide low-level translation. Source: Microsoft's New Computer Users Glossary
A gateway allows SIP or H.323 terminals to communicate with terminals configured to other protocols by converting protocols. A gateway is the point where a circuit-switched call is encoded and repackaged into IP packets.
The point on a network where hardware and software create the entryway to another network. This enables computers using a variety of protocols to interact properly. Gateway nodes for many corporations also fulfill the functions of firewall and proxy servers.
A functional unit that connects two networks or subnetworks having different characteristics, such as different protocols or different policies concerning security or transmission priority.
A computer that connects one network with another, when the 2 networks are using different protocols.
A system that interconnects networks.
A device (usually a switch) that translates data formats, signaling protocols and address information to allow communication between two dissimilar networks.
This is a service which connects the shopping cart with the card processor. Essentially, the gateway accepts the data in the shopping cart's format, translates it to the card processor's format and sends it to the card processor. It then does approximately the same thing, but in reverse, when it returns the authorization and other codes to the shopping cart.
A node connected to two or more administratively distinct networks and/or subnets, to which hosts send datagrams to be forwarded.
A source of access to the Internet for multiple computers. In most home networks, a router serves as the gateway, though one computer running the appropriate software can also act as a gateway.
A computer that acts as an entrance to a network (like the Internet).
A system which does translation from some native format to another. Examples include X.400 to/from RFC 822 electronic mail gateways. See router.
A gateway refers to hardware or software that bridges the gap between two otherwise incompatible applications or networks so that data can be transferred among different computers
A shared connection between a local area network and a larger or computer system. Any device that can connect to dissimilar networks. An example of a gateway is sharing one internet connection to many computers, the sharing point is the gateway.
This can mean either a computer which handles the directing or data on a network, or a piece of software that allows easier access to other information.
A computer or router through which data passes between networks. One example of a gateway is a computer located between a local area network (LAN) and the Internet. See also firewall.
A network element interconnecting two otherwise incompatible networks, network nodes, subnetworks or devices.
A network management device usually within a home or business that distributes throughout the premises the variety of available broadband services such as internet, voice and video
A device for interconnecting two or more dissimilar networks. It can translate all protocol levels from the Physical layer up through the Applications layer of the OSI model, and can therefore interconnect entities that differ in all details.
The computer link that translates between two different types of computer network.
A functional unit that connects a local data network with another network. See also proxy gateway.
Hardware or software set-up to translate between two different Internet mediums. The process of transacting monetary exchanges over the Internet involves gateway processing.
A network element performing specific functions for specific services, such as a voice over IP gateway performs the function of assembling voice phone calls from an IP network and translates it to the public switched telephone network
Used to connect networks that use different protocols (not to be confused with a CGI gateway). For instance, one network uses some specific protocol but is connected to the internet which uses IP. The gateway converts incoming IP traffic into the network's own protocol and vice versa.
A combination of hardware and software that links two different types of networks. Gateways between email systems, for example, allow users on different email systems to exchange messages.
A point in the Internet network that serves as an entry point to another network. A good example would be the server that employees of a company have in place to access the Internet.
Software and hardware that interfaces merchants and credit-card authorization networks. This is mainly used for E-Commerce and allows real time processing of credit cards.
A communications device or program that passes data between networks having similar functions but dissimilar implementations. The term "router" is now used in place of the original definition of "gateway." An intermediate destination by which packets are delivered to their ultimate destination. A host address of another router that is directly reachable through an attached network. As with any host address it may be specified symbolically.
Entry point or connection to a system or network (i.e. calling card validation services, are companies approved to attach to the public switched network common channel (SS7) and provide special services. Individual companies needing such services cannot directly access the common channel (SS7) and must go through a gateway
This is the first router a packet will be sent to when it travels between two networks. Networking
In Internet terms, a gateway is a device that routes datagrams. More recently, the term "gateway" has been used to refer to any networking device that translates protocols of one type network into those of another network.
Gateways provide a link between the H.323 world and other videoconferencing systems. A common example would be a gateway to a H.320 (ISDN) videoconferencing system.
A computer that controls access to the internet. You'll go through a gateway computer to get to the net.
A device that interconnects two computer networks with different architectures.(see also router)
Often another name for a router, this device manages the connections between a home network and the internet. Many have a DSL or cable modem built-in, removing the need for a separate broadband modem.
In general, software that translates information between one protocol and another.
A network node equipped for interfacing with another network that uses different protocol technologies and performs the required protocol translations, such as translating from a PSTN time division multiplexed (TDM) network to an IP-based packet switched network.
Ground-based link to a mobile satellite service network.
A special-purpose dedicated computer that attaches to two or more networks and routes packets from one network to the other. In particular, an Internet gateway routes IP datagrams among the networks it connects. Gateways route packets to other gateways until they can be delivered to the final destination directly across one physical network. See router.
A node that connects two or more networks together and routes packets between those networks.
A machine that is connected directly to the Internet backbone, also called an IP router. The connection is over a ``dedicated'' communications line capable of high-speed transfers and the machine must remain online at all times. A gateway is often the connection point between a LAN and the Internet.
A system that translates incompatible networks or applications. Gateway is also commonly used to refer to any system that provides access to another system.
An electronic device that connects two networks, each of which operates with a different set of protocols. The gateway translates all the protocols of one network into those of the other network, so workstation and other devices on the two networks can communicate with one another.
The term "router" is now used in place of the original definition of "gateway." Currently, a gateway is a communications device/program that passes data between networks having similar functions but dissimilar implementations. This should not be confused with a protocol converter, which allows dissimilar protocols (for example, DEC, net and AppleTalk) to pass data between them. See also mail gateway, router. WWWebfx Home Page
A "translator" machine or router that links two networks speaking different protocols. For example, e-mail sent from Netscape to the Internet passes through a mail gateway.
This is an entrance and an exit to a communications network.
Specialized hardware that connects two otherwise incompatible systems, using different protocols and media, operating locally or over wide areas.
A combination of hardware, software, and data communications equipment used for gaining access from one computer to another. For state government agencies, it usually refers to a communications path from local area networks (LANs) to mainframe computers.
A device that connects two computer networks that use different protocols. It translates between pr...
The original Internet term for what is now called router or more precisely, IP router. In modern usage, the terms "gateway" and "application gateway" refer to systems which do translation from some native format to another. Examples include X.400 to/from RFC 822 electronic mail gateways.
A link between different communications networks enabling information to pass from one to another.
Most commonly referring to a computer that forwards and routes data between networks.
Hardware or software set up to translate between two different protocols. For example, Prodigy has a gateway that translates between its internal email format and Internet email format. Another definition of gateway is any mechanism for providing access to another system. For example, AOL might be called a gateway to the Internet.
A link from one computer system to a different computer system.
A computer that interconnect two networks and routes packets from one to the other. A gateway has more than one network interface.
a facility which adapts signals and messages of one network to the protocols and conventions of another.
An interface between different phone systems or networks, for example from a private network to the public switched network.
Software that transfers data between normally incompatible applications, or networks.
A device that translates from one protocol to another. Often gateways translate between the IP network and the public switched voice network to allow integration of the two.
An entry point into a full-featured network, such as through a Wi-Fi access point.
Computer hardware and software that allows users to connect from one network to another.
Manages the electronic connection between consumers and their financial institutions and transmits data.
Hardware or software setup that translates between 2 dissimilar protocols.
A computer system for exchanging information across incompatible networks that use different protocols. For example, many commercial services have e-mail gateways for sending messages to Internet addresses.
A network station used to connect incompatible networks, systems or devices; performs a conversion between the different protocols.
A device on a network that serves as an entrance to another network. In an enterprise, the gateway is a computer that routes data from the computers inside the local network to destinations outside the local network. For people connecting from their homes via an Internet Service Provider (ISP), an ISP computer is their gateway to the Internet.
A node or switch that permits communications between two dissimilar networks
A computer which connects two communications networks, possibly converting protocols where these differ between the networks.
A computer that connects subnets of different types. These subnets run different protocols and operating systems. Gateways can also provide access to mini and mainframe computers as well as to Hans (Wide Area Networks)
A machine or set of machines used to relay packets from one network to another network. See also router.
An interface between communications systems such as the Inmarsat C system and the national and international telecommunications networks.
A communication network element that interconnects two otherwise incompatible network elements by performing a protocol conversion operation across a wide spectrum of communications functions.
A device that interfaces two networks that use different protocols.
a computer that connects two communications networks, possibly converting protocols that may vary from network to network.
a link or bridge between one communication network and another. Can be repeater to satellite
Another technical term for router, but is now rarely used in the industry.
1. the St. Louis Arch 2. a computer or device through which access to other resources is obtained.
A device linking the VPN network to another type of network.
The technical meaning is a hardware or software set-up that translates between two dissimilar protocols, for example Prodigy has a gateway that translates between its internal, proprietary e-mail format and Internet e-mail format. Another, sloppier meaning of gateway is to describe any mechanism for providing access to another system, e.g. AOL might be called a gateway to the Internet. Back to About HIP
A computer positioned between your network and the internet connection to control the flow of information into and out of your network to the internet.
or GES or gateway station provides a connection to the Internet backbone for each subscriber located in its area. In very simple terms, when you send click on a web page your satellite dish sends a stream of data requesting that page to the satellite. The satellite transmits that data to a gateway station, which actually retrieves the page and sends the data to back to the satellite. The satellite then sends the data back to your dish antenna and the web page is displayed on your computer. There are five WildBlue Gateway stations to cover the United States.
All websites have links to other sites, however the main function of Gateway sites is to provide links (rather than information) and usually quality control these links.
A computer system or interface that connects incompatible programs or networks so that data transfer can occur. Gateway access to the Internet is often achieved through use of a commercial online service.
The server that connects the VoIP network with PBXs and PSTN devices.
n. A device that connects networks using different communications protocols so that information can be passed from one to the other. A gateway both transfers information and converts it to a form compatible with the protocols used by the receiving network. Compare bridge.
device connecting different networks by carrying out protocol conversion between them, i.e. translating the rules of communication of one set of computers to those of another.
Any hardware or software that is used for the purpose of providing access from one system to another
The term "router" is now used in place of the original definitionof "gateway". Currently, a gateway is a communicationsdevice/program which passes data between networks having similarfunctions but dissimilar implementations. This should not beconfused with a protocol converter. By this definition, a routeris a layer 3 (network layer) gateway, and a mail gateway is alayer 7 (application layer) gateway. See also: mail gateway,router, protocol converter. GIF
(1.) An entity that operates above the link layer and translates, when required, the interface and protocol used by one network into those used by another distinct network. (2.) The network that connects hosts. See also active gateway. (3.) A device and its associated software that interconnect networks or systems of different architectures. The connection is usually made above the reference model network layer. For example, a gateway allows LANs access to System/390 host computers. Contrast with bridge.
A computer server that allows for the connection of different computer network using protocol conversions.
A gateway is a server that serves as a crossroads or connection between two networks and allows members of one network to access the data and programs of the other network.
A computer system for exchanging information across incompatible networks by translating between two dissimilar protocols. May also describe any mechanism that gives access to another, such as an ISP ... more
Similar to bridges, gateways connect incompatible networks or applications so data can be transferred. Excalibur systems commonly use gateways to open up a path to Internet Access. Generally any device that provides access to another system. For example, an ISP might be called a gateway to the Internet; also a hardware device that connects a local network to the Internet.
A gateway device allowing equipment with different protocols to communicate.
A device connecting different networks, especially those using different standards or protocols. Gateways are an essential part of the Internet, as they allow systems that know nothing about each to other exchange information.
as a technical term, it is a hardware or software set-up that translates between two dissimilar protocols. For example America Online has a gateway that translates between its internal, proprietary email format and Internet email format. Another, sloppier meaning of gateway is to describe any mechanism for providing access to another system (e.g., AOL might be called a gateway to the Internet).
A connection, in the form of a cable, device or computer, between two computers or systems that are dissimilar.
(Wireless) A wireless network master communication device used to control and initiate commands to other devices in the system. Serves as a “portal” from one network to another and communicates between the wireless network and the central control process.
A device or program (that is, hardware or software) that connects two different networks that use different protocols and translates between these protocols, allowing devices on the two networks to communicate with each other.
A shared connection between a local area network and a larger system, such as a mainframe computer or a large packet switching network, whose communication protocols are different. Usually slower than a bridge or router, a gateway is a combination of hardware and software with its own processor and memory used to perform protocol conversions. It is also a term used for a web site which allows a user to connect to other web sites.
Device that connects and transfers information between two PCs
passerelle A gateway is a computer system for exchanging information across incompatible networks that use different protocols. An example would be the Canadian Library Gateway, which allows more than one database to be searched simultaneously. The term gateway has become synonymous with portal, or Web portal, which proposes to be a major starting site on the Web. Portals can be general (such as Yahoo) or specific (such as the Canadian Federal Government Web site). The Canada site includes three gateways: Canadians, Non-Canadians, and Canadian Business. Source: Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) – Glossary
Node that connect two different networks.
A machine that exists on two networks, such as the Internet and BITNET, and that can transfer mail between them.
Hybrid device that translates data into different protocols, serves as network security and distributes high-speed internet connections.
A computer that connects one network with another when the two networks use different protocols. The UUNET computer connects the UUCP network with the Internet, for example, providing a way for mail messages to move between the two networks. Also an older name for what's now called a router