I just did a clean install of Windows 7 from WinXP 4-5 days ago. In 2+ years of owning this computer I've never had internet problems, but now I've been having this disconnecting issue that's the same as other people's with different setups. I have a Realtek PCIe GBE NIC. I saw a few posts about this default gateway issue, but the majority of people I saw having this same issue were using an Nvidia Nforce driver
or something of the like.
I was having this issue with the default windows 7 driver, and 'updated' it to the realtek drivers
, and am still having the same issues. XP used to tell me the exact model of my NIC, Windows 7 doesn't, but it seems that the drivers from realtek are fairly generic anyway: Realtek
That one, obviously for windows 7, is the one I installed before trying anything else.
Here's a post I tried troubleshooting from. default gateway not available in windows 7
I'm having the exact same problem as those people, but nothing there really seemed to address my issue.
Here's another one that was closer to mine "the default gateway is not available"
I tried assigning a static IP to the IPv4 as someone suggested, and I didn't disconnect for a long while, but when I loaded ventrilo to talk to a friend while playing a game I disconnected and had an entirely different issue that's hard to explain... Network wasn't recognized at all, and each time I tried to make a new one it'd say it was unavailable. I'm not even sure what I eventually did to get back online
I went back to automatic assignment. It seems that my disconnections happen when I'm using lots of bandwidth. Downloading SCII / WoW at the same time, or playing AoC, logging on ventrilo, loading many browser pages.
I tried changing the speed/duplex as well to half/full as someone else suggested, that didn't seem to change anything.
The last thing I wanted to try but honestly have *no* idea about how to do is to update my chipset drivers. I'm not sure if the person posting resolved it by doing so, but they stopped replying, and that's usually a good sign...no?
My motherboard is an Asus M3A78-CM.
Aside from my disconnecting issue, I believe my network is somehow hindered and causing choppiness in ventrilo as well.
I did a speed test...
It's probably not even useful, but there it is!
Any suggestions you folks have would be valued enormously.