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Topic # 60164 21-Apr-2010 00:29
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Im using Windows 7 Pro, and fairly often when using an ethernet connection the default gateway becomes unavailable. its easy to fix (just going troubleshoot connection problems) but i was wondering if anyone knows how to stop it happening?

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  Reply # 321082 21-Apr-2010 06:47
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Have you checked your drivers? Are they up to date, Windows7 compatible?



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  Reply # 321144 21-Apr-2010 09:20
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Drivers seem to be up to date (according to windows).
I use my laptop to hook my xbox up to my wireless and i never have connection troubles there, its just happens when i use my home ethernet (wireless doesnt reach my room, but never has this problem) i havnt tried using it on someone elses LAN though.

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  Reply # 321441 21-Apr-2010 20:00
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How do you know that the default gateway has become unavailable? Is that what windows tells you? (I'm not using Win7)



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  Reply # 321478 21-Apr-2010 22:01
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yeah, internet icon shows an error (no connectivity) and after i troubleshoot connectivity issues it says default gateway unavailable was the error

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  Reply # 321489 21-Apr-2010 22:38
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can you still connect to the internet while it says 'unavailable'?

is this during periods of high use, or just randomly. for example, do you have a torrent client downloading lots of stuff (and therefore opening lots of ports and crashing router)?

i wonder if this is something to do with a uPNP router - one that auto configures router ports to suit your win7 box. perhaps you might like to try and disable that function of the router if it exists and is enabled.





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  Reply # 321494 21-Apr-2010 22:44
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no i cant, nothing loads, downloads stop, etc.
i think it mostly happens when ive got my torrent client open, but i dont think its crashing the router, cause other people can still use it.
i have had a winXP desktop pc hooked up via ethernet for a good 4 or 5 years and this problem has never happened (although we changed broadband plan a few months back)

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  Reply # 321892 23-Apr-2010 00:59
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its quite possibly something to do with your torrent client.  your router probably has a limited number of socket-port-mappings and your torrent client may well be maxing these out until the router ignores you.  perhaps you should look at tweaking your torrent client and reduce the maximum number of connections it can open at once and see if it makes a difference




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  Reply # 321925 23-Apr-2010 08:11
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Ok ill give that a go. ive passed my data cap though so ill have to wait and see when it renews

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