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Default Gateway#

In almost every case, the very first address inside of a subnet is used for and held by the default gateway - which is usually a router. In our example the routers would likely be and

That means that when we try to talk to, the data is sent to, which in turn then routes it to (unless that same router is also in charge of the network, then it just routes the traffic directly to

This is how hosts on two different networks can talk to each other.