I recall reading (in either book 7 Persepolis Rising or book 8 Tiamat's Wrath) that it had been determined that the 2 most distant gated star systems were 1 thousand light years apart. Implied is those which humans knew of and were using. The original total system was almost certainly physically larger.
I would like to have verified or corrected my recollection of 1 thousand light years.
My intention is to draw onto an image of the Milky Way a sphere of the appropriate diameter in order to get a sense of 'galactic footprint' of the gate system as known by mankind. For lack of a better origin rationale I will center the sphere on our location in the Milky Way.