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Windows 7: The default gateway is not available


25 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7
 
 
The default gateway is not available

I saw several other post on this, tried a few basic things but considering the variety of responses I figured I should start a new thread with my own ipconfig /all information.

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C:\Users\Oracle>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Oracle
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Belkin USB Wireless Adaptor
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : EC-1A-59-46-5B-57
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d155:e796:515d:ab6a%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.17(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:23:48 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, December 01, 2149 3:58:14 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 334240345
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-19-EC-5C-A6-60-A4-4C-63-9B-EB

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : mshome.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 60-A4-4C-63-9B-EB
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.Belkin:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:90d7:1408:30a8:3f57:fdee(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1408:30a8:3f57:fdee%12(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
I've got a wireless network card attached to my desktop receiving information from a wireless router across the house. So far I've tried updating network drivers, the windows utility for doing that says they're up to date. I've also tried automatically and manually entering the default gateway information. If I do it automatically, it works but stops within 5 minutes to an hour. Running repair says the default gateway is not available. If I enter the default gateway manually, it has an IP address conflict with another computer on the network, don't know whose. What should I do next?

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25 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Sounds to me like somebody is using a static IP on that network, the problem is that if they don't use an IP which is outside the range of DHCP IP scope then you will end up with an IP conflict.

I would figure out who is using this static IP then let them know they need to use an IP which isn't in the range of IP's which DHCP is using.

You can find out the DHCP range by looking in the routers set up page which for you looks like a Belkin router at 192.168.2.1

Conversely you could try setting up a static IP of your own so as to avoid this IP conflict.
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25 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7
 
 

How would I go about setting up a static ip of my own? We share internet with our neighbors and I don't really want to ask to mess around with their ip settings for me.
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25 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
How would I go about setting up a static ip of my own? We share internet with our neighbors and I don't really want to ask to mess around with their ip settings for me.
Share with a neighbor, that explains part of the problem, if you are using that connection without the neighbors approval then I can't help.

Try typing in a different IP using the 192.168.2.x prefix plus the gateway IP of 192.168.2.1, basically just guess at which IP to use replacing x with something different than what you were using like 19, 20, 21 what ever works.

You can type the static IP info into your IPv4 properties of which ever network adaptor you were using.

They might even be blocking your connection with a mac address type of security, can't help with that.
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25 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7
 
 

It's with their permission, we have our own wireless router plugged directly into their modem. I tried using 192.168.2.2 yesterday, didn't seem to work, I'll try some more numbers now though.
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25 Oct 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
It's with their permission, we have our own wireless router plugged directly into their modem. I tried using 192.168.2.2 yesterday, didn't seem to work, I'll try some more numbers now though.
Not to sure on this as you appear to have a valid IP according to the ipconfig, if the connection is dropping out with no default gateway it could be a million different things causing it. That is pretty much the bog standard error report with wireless. With your router across the house it would also be just a weak connection, 3 bars or less means the connection is poor and won't be reliable.

I would start by resetting the router, set it up again, then create a new wireless profile, deleting the old one.
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