i know that if i want to access to switch remotly (for configuration) using TELNET from a network where the switch dosen't belong using ip default-gateway.

but what if i want to access to ths switch remotly from another network (different than the 1st network), does switch accept 2 or more ip default-gateway ?. thank you.

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    The default gateway needs to be able to connect anywhere, otherwise it's unsuited as such.
    – Zac67
    Commented Oct 5, 2018 at 21:47
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A default gateway for switch management is just like a default gateway in any other host. The switch management acts like a host on a network. The configured gateway for a host must be on the same network as the host itself. The gateway is a host on the network that knows how to reach other networks, and traffic from a host that is destined to other networks is sent to the gateway configured in the host.

See the answers to Meaning of the ip default-gateway L2 switch for an explanation of what happens.

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