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gateway A system (hardware-software combination) that links otherwise incompatible networks to communicate with one another.

The term often refers to the server computer, or device (NAT router,cable/dsl modem) that links a LAN to the Internet.
Gbps Gbps (Gigabits per second, not to be confused with GBps) stands for billions of bits per second or gigabits per second and is a measure of bandwidth (the total information flow over a given time) on a communications medium.

A gigabit is a billion bits (binary pulses), or 1,000,000,000 (10^9) bits. Bits in data communications are discrete signal pulses and have historically been counted using the decimal number system.

See also: Bits/Bytes conversion calculator
GEOS Geo-synchronous Orbit Satellites
Gig-E Gig-E (Gigabit Ethernet) refers to Ethernet at 1000 Megabits per second.

See also: Ethernet.
GRE General Routing Encapsulation
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