Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: windows 7 picking up secondary gateway as defaule

15 Mar 2010   #1

windows 7 picking up secondary gateway as defaule


We have a windows server 2003 with dhcp enabled. We have 2 gateways and The order of preference is to be the first option and if this connection goes down then the traffic routes through second gateway. This works well on xp computers. But on vista and windows 7 computers, the second gateway is picked up as default and traffic passes through this gateway. An ipconfig /all lists the primary gateway as the first option, but traffic always goes through the second. the metric for both the gateways are the same.
Has anyone encountered this scenario.
I am a bit confused as to why the first gateway isn't primary

Thank you

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Mar 2010   #3



Thanks for the info. But how can i change the metric in a W2k3 dhcp environment. The 003 router option is set to assign gateway by order of preference already. xP computers automatically default to the first gateway whereas Vista and W7 picks up the second. Don't know why!

My System SpecsSystem Spec


 windows 7 picking up secondary gateway as defaule

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
My Windows 7 Laptop isn't picking up my router anymore
Hello sevenforums, my name is Gunner I changed the name & passwords on the routers in my house. All the other devices find all the networks just fine, but my windows 7 finds every other connection except the one I need to connect to. I'm thinking I need todo something like clear the saved...
Network & Sharing
64 Bit Windows not picking up group policey
Hi, We currently have a school network running 32 bit windows 7 and everything is ok with it, group policies are being set and everything is working as it should. we are now looking into moving across to 64 bit. we have been testing it and the mappings and everything is working ok on it apart...
Network & Sharing
BSOD Recurrence On Gateway Gateway NV53 -- Will Only Boot In Safe Mode
Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601) Hello: At the beginning of Sept 2012 I posted a BSOD thread here that was eventually resolved. The situation then, as now, was/is that I received an error about Windows Desktop Manager then went to BSOD. I received some great...
BSOD Help and Support
Windows software not picking up mic
i have a built in mic on my computer and my windows software will not pic it up. I know it works because it will work on facebook skype.
Sound & Audio
windows 7 not picking up home network
I got a new computer last week that is using windows 7 home edition. I had to get a new usb adapter to get it online. The network adapter is picking up my home network using it's wizard but it's like windows can't see it sometimes. I've been losing internet connection at least once a day, today...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:44.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App