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default gateway

Posted by: Ian G.      5 Nov 2008 @ 19:43
default gateway

default gateway is blank cannot connect to router.
How do I get gateway number.

Reply by: Michael D. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Chorley, PR6      5 Nov 2008 @ 20:18
RE: default gateway

Ian - it will be useful to know several things, such as has this router ever worked with this computer; what make and model is the router; what operating system do you have; are you trying to set this up wirelessly or cabled?

It is most likely that you have the network connection set to get an IP address automatically, unless you have changed something. It should get information from the router - which is also the default gateway.

1st step is to shut everything down, reboot the router and wait 2 minutes, (for it to get the ADSL connection sorted.)

Then connect the computer to the router with a network cable and boot the computer.

In theory it should get its network information from the router and off you go.

If it doesn't, it is then a case of investigating the issue - which is why we'd need to know the Operating System (e.g. Windows XP Home, Windows XP Pro, Windows Vista Business, etc).

The type of router you have would also be very useful information. With a network cable attached to the router you should be able to log on to the router through a web browser - but you need to know the default IP address of the router (e.g.

There are any amount of trouble-shooting steps to get a router to talk to a computer, and vice versa, so as much info as you can post will be very useful.

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