The default gateway is not available Windows 10, 8 and 7

If you are here it is because you are trying to access a WiFi network and you have a connection problem followed by the following error message “The default gateway is not available” , this message can appear on the following operating systems Windows 10, 8 and 7 . Below we will explain what this error means, the causes and how to solve it easily and quickly .

Why Is The Default Gateway Not Available ?

You may be wondering what is the meaning of this error and what is it . Well, basically it is a message we receive when we have a conflict due to the number of networks configured on our computer or due to the outdated drivers of WiFi or ethernet network cards .

What To Do When The Default Gateway Is Not Available ?

This error is a nuisance as it usually occurs on Windows 10, 8 and 7 PCs that were previously working perfectly on the same network . And you can even check that other computers can access your Network while yours is getting the “ Default gateway is not available” error message . Do not worry, below I show you some solutions to correct this problem easily and quickly .

How to Fix Default Gateway Is Not Available in Windows 10, 8 and 7

Now we are going to see methods to fix the default gateway is not available in an effective and fast way .

Disable And Enable The Network Adapter

This solution may seem simple but it is usually effective , for this we must temporarily disable the network adapter . To carry it out we must enter:

  • Start>Cortana>Control Panel.

Then we enter “Internet Networks” and then “Network and Sharing Center” .

Finally we select the network adapter that is giving us problems , a window will open and we click on “Disable” , we wait 1 minute and we return to “Enable” .

If still the default gateway is not constantly available , we can always move on to the next method.

Default Gateway Not Available – CMD

This is usually the definitive solution to this error message since to fix the problem we will use a series of commands in the CMD panel . The first thing will be to follow the following route:

  • Start>CMD (open in administrator mode with the right mouse button).

Once inside the command prompt we must execute the following commands to

  • ipconfig /release
  • ipconfig /flushdns
  • ipconfig /registerdns

In this way we can easily solve this error related to the connection of our network adapter easily and quickly. If you have any problems with the tutorial or you just have another way to fix this error… write it in comments and I will add it with pleasure. Without further ado, let me tell you that you have the social network buttons at your disposal to share this content , that would help me a lot…