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"The default gateway is not available."

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#1 Cunicularius


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Posted 28 May 2015 - 12:44 AM

I had this issue a while back and I thought I'd solved it when I get a wifi dongle to use instead of my laptop's card. Apparently not, its sh*tting up again. My wifi connection keeps going to limited every 15 minutes or so and when I run the troubleshoot it says what's in the title. I tried setting an ip/dns like a friend told me to but I don't know what to set it as, I've just been trying different things and it hasn't helped. And before anyone suggests it, no, I can't use an ethernet cable.


Where should I start? What information do yous need to help me?

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 08:36 AM

The first step would be to go to another network and see if the connection is a problem there.

If not, then it's your network.

If it is, then it's a problem with your computer.


For starters, try updating your wireless drivers - both for the donge and for the laptop's card

Are you able to reset your router?

Does your router have a password (other than the one that it came with)?

If not, then set it to a new password - then reset the router to default settings - then check the DNS settings (to make sure it's something that's OK - not a hijack)

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 11:59 AM

A few things.

Make sure the firmware on your wireless router / WAP is up to date

I would imagine you are using WPA2 - Change from TKIP/AES to AES (this seems to help greatly in many situations I've run into)

Right click on the network an select "forget" then reassociate with the network

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