The default gateway is not available – How to fix on Windows 10

The default gateway is not available – How to fix on Windows 10

After upgrading to Windows 10 and using it, a lot of users reflect that they often encounter the “The default gateway is not available” error and can not access the Internet. There are many causes for errors. In the article below Network administrator will introduce and guide you some solutions to overcome this error.

1. Restart your modem or router

Often, the simplest way to fix the “The default gateway is not available” error is to restart the modem or router that your computer is connected to.

Sometimes in some cases the modem or router fails and the connection on your Windows 10 computer will also fail. In this case, simply restart your modem or router.

2. Update the Network Driver by using Windows Update

Once you have upgraded to Windows 10 but you have not installed the driver, follow the steps below to fix the error:

– First open the Start Menu and enter Device Manager into the Search box and press Enter to open the Device Manager window.

– On the Device Manager window, find the entry called Networl Adapters.

– Expand Network Adapters for Wireless Adapters.

– Right-click Wireless Adapters and select Update Driver Software.

– On the next window just select Search Automatically for Updated Drivers.

– After successfully downloading and installing the driver, just restart your computer and the network connection will work normally.

If the error persists, you can try to update the network card driver manually.

3. Update your network card driver manually

– Visit the manufacturer’s homepage to download the latest network card driver version.

– Next on the Start Menu, type Device Manager into the Search box and press Enter to open the Device Manager window.

– Uninstall the current driver by right-clicking on the Wireless adapter under Network adapters, select Uninstall.

– Run the new driver installation file that you downloaded from the manufacturer’s homepage.

After the installation process is complete and “The default gateway is not available” error will no longer appear.

4. Change the Power Management settings for the network card

To do this, follow the steps below:

1. Press Windows + X to open the Power User Menu, where you click Device Manager.

2. On the Device Manager window, find the Network Adapter and double-click it.

Next on the screen appears Properties window, where you select the Power Management tab and deactivate the option to turn off this device to save power. Click OK to save the changes.

5. Change the Power saving mode for your wireless network card

To do this, follow the steps below:

1. Press Windows + S key, then enter power options. On the list of search results, select Power Options to open the Power Options window.

2. On the Power Options window, find your current plan, then click Change plan settings.

3. Click Change advanced power settings.

4. Find the Wireless Adapter Settings and set the option to Maximum Performance.

Click Apply and then click OK to save the changes.

6. Change wireless mode to 802.11g

1. Open the Network Connections window by pressing the Windows + X key combination to open the Power User Menu window. Here you select Network Connections.

2. Find your wireless network card, right-click it and select Properties.

3. Click the Configure button.

4. Select the Advanced tab, then select Wireless mode. From the dropdown menu you choose 802.11g.

5. Save your changes and check for errors.

7. Use netshell reset command

1. Open the Command Prompt under Admin. To do this, press Windows + X to open the Power User Menu, where you select Command Prompt (Admin).

2. On the Command Prompt window, enter the following command and press Enter:

netsh int ip reset

3. After the process is complete, close the Command Prompt window and restart your computer.

8. Remove the antivirus program

Antivirus programs can sometimes be the cause of network connection failures on your Windows 10 computer. So you can apply the solution is to uninstall the antivirus program to fix the error.