Default Gateway

October 21, 2005 at 11:51:50
Specs: win 2000, 500 512

Just got finished completely reinstalling windows 2000 - NTFS. Everything just fine except WIth my network card (xircom/all in one)set to automatically detect - it is getting an IP address and incorrect subnetmask and no default gateway at all Other laptops tested at same conection fine. I placed a new NIC in and exact same thing.
What am I missing - oh if I manually push through all the correct information including ISP's DNS settings I mean everything it still won't go out to the internet.


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October 22, 2005 at 23:08:24

I having also a similar problem where in the default gateway is blank and The subnet mask has the same addrerss

It was working fine but i did some install of Wirlesss connection and since then it dosent connect to the Net any more.

When i use the same cable modem connectivity on another lap top all works fine so some thing has gone with the network settings.

We are sailing in the same boat :-)

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October 23, 2005 at 05:05:29

Try going to the 'advanced TCP/IP settings ' in your LAN connection properties and manually enter the default gateway address and click OK.

tell me if that helps

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October 24, 2005 at 06:04:58

Sunny123 - excat same thing - my use installed a linksys wireless card and then got the laptop caught in a blue screen reboot loop (endless) so we decided we had no choice since we could not read the bluescreen error - something about system hive. Reloaded Win 2000 OS and system is perfectly fine except for the Subnet and no default gateway.


Appreciate the input but as I explained I did push through all of the required information manually and still same thing no ping (name or IP) and no internet - THis is one of the strangest things I have dealt with in a while. I was going to contact Linksys next and ask them since it started once he installed their wireless card to which there is no return from?

Thanks Again - still searching for the answer - will post when I resolve


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October 24, 2005 at 12:02:07

You usually don't need to assign a gateway address, netmask, or DNS server/secondary server if you have "Use DHCP Server for WINS Resolution" checked. Windows defaults to this setting, btw. You'll have to uncheck the checkbox mentioned above and input your ISP's (I assume you're not using a router) DNS server entries and change your netmask to

For the Secondary DNS server many people use one of the public DNS servers located at 10.0.0.x. These get overloaded frequently so don't start with; start with and work your way up if webpages still seem to load slow.

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October 26, 2005 at 00:40:08

my connection was fine yesterday and the days before, but then today the connection just died after i had turned on steam( the new valve game organizer just in case you dont know) my subnetmask is and my default gateway is blank. The other computers connected to the broadband connection also have the same problem.

hiya im juju

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November 2, 2005 at 04:10:29

Check with your ISP - turned out to be stored information for the MAC address of the PC connected not being cleared. Once they cleared the ARP tables and I reset the cable modem and eith reboot or ipconfig/release and then renew and reconnected to the ISP DHCP server....good to go new IP,subnet and DG.

Hope it helps - CJ

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