HELP My PC Default Gateway is blank

January 25, 2007 at 16:28:49
Specs: Windows XP 2002, Pentium M 504 MB

I cannot access internet from my laptop which was working previous to today. When I search for default gateway nothing shows up. It is totally blank. I am using a wireless network & this is the only pc with this problem. How can I fix this or add a default gateway. Please be specific as I this type of thing is new to me. Thank You


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#1
January 25, 2007 at 16:40:59

if you're getting your ip address assgigned via dhcp from your router you should also get the default gateway.

if you're using a manually assigned ip address you need to define the default gateway (usually the router's ip address). you say this is the only pc without default gateway which indicates you have other computers on the same network. most certainly your default gateway is exactly the same as on the other PCs. so look up the default gateway on another machine and enter it into your tcp/ip settings.

Today's subliminal thought is: 'Calm down ... it's only ones and zeros.'


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#2
January 25, 2007 at 16:46:01

Thanks... I did look it up on another laptop but have no idea how to add it into my settings. Can u please do a step by step walk thru? I can hook up through messenger on the other pc if need be.

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#3
January 25, 2007 at 17:01:06

When checking ink status for my wreless utility the Gateway IP address says Not available. wish I knew how to manually add it into my settings. Please assist

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#4
January 25, 2007 at 17:08:52

http://www.internetaccessmonitor.co...

step-by-step guide with screenshots

Today's subliminal thought is: 'Calm down ... it's only ones and zeros.'


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#5
January 25, 2007 at 17:18:17

Thank you so much.. will try now

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#6
January 25, 2007 at 17:27:43

Thank you so much.. will try now

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#7
January 25, 2007 at 17:31:54

you may want to cross check the ip settings on another computer on your network. do NOT use an IP address that has already been taken but subnet mask and default gateway must be the same as with the other computers.

p.s. only the screenshots 1-3 are relevant for your problem.

Today's subliminal thought is: 'Calm down ... it's only ones and zeros.'


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#8
January 25, 2007 at 17:39:15

example IP settings:

if your router is using 192.168.1.1
and pc1 192.168.1.11
and pc2 192.168.1.12

then choose 192.168.1.13 for your laptop and 192.168.1.1 as default gateway (the router's ip address). also look up the dns server settings on another computer (may be set to automatic or to the router's ip 192.168.1.1)

Today's subliminal thought is: 'Calm down ... it's only ones and zeros.'


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#9
January 25, 2007 at 17:55:11

Mattie i apprecate all your help. I did that and yet it was still saying unavailable. I went back & removed all the addresses I added manually & clicked automatically obtain IP and DNS server addy and all a sudden it worked... not going to mess with it again. Thanks so so much

Greatly appreciated


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#10
January 25, 2007 at 18:09:03

well done! :-)

Today's subliminal thought is: 'Calm down ... it's only ones and zeros.'


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