How To Fix ‘Default Gateway is Not Available’ in Windows 10

Nowadays, everyone uses the internet. We cannot imagine our life without the internet. But many problems occur on the internet. For example, ‘the default gateway is not available on window 10’ is one of the internet problems that causes a lot of trouble.

It does not provide the complete advantage of the internet. So, it is necessary to fix it. Default gateway act as an IP router which is used by a networked computer to send information to the computer of different network or we can say to the internet.

Default Gateway is Not Available

Why is the Default Gateway Not Available on Window 10

The unavailability of the default gateway arises due to incorrect IP settings, ISP configuration setting( this is a rare case), router settings, and outdated drivers.

Because of this problem, Mcaffee security solution blocks the connection, which is reported by the users.

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What Should We Do If The Default Gateway is Not Available?

There are 8 easy methods which is provide here to fix the unavailability of the default gateway. Steps are given below:

Method 1 – By Installing An Ethernet Driver

First, we should have the latest version of Ethernet driver on window 10 because if we are getting this problem on window 10, then it requires installation of the latest Ethernet driver.

We can install it by visiting our motherboard manufacturer’s website and locate the latest Ethernet driver for our device. But it is necessary to mention that it is a risky decision for our system to download the drivers. Installation of the wrong driver version can damage our system permanently.

So, we recommend the tweak-bit’s driver updater, which automatically updates all the drivers on your system. When you downloaded it and installed it, then the problem of unavailability of default gateway will be fixed.

Method 2 – By Changing The Channel of Your Wireless Router

This kind of problem occurs to our system due to wireless channel and dual-band wireless adapter. It requires a change in the channel of the wireless router to fix the problem of unavailability of the default gateway.

To change the channel of your wireless router, we advise you to check your wireless router manual. There is another way also to fix this problem. We can use the encryption method. We can change the WPA-WPA2 encryption method to fix the problem.

If this method is also not working, then try to switch to a different encryption method. But consider that some encryption methods are outdated (old version) which do not provide any safety and protection.

Method 3 – Change Power Management Settings For Your Network Adapter

We can also fix this problem by changing the power management setting of our network adapter.

For this, we have to follow the simple steps which are given below:

Step 1 – Open power user menu using Windows key + X button and select device manager.

Step 2 – Locate your network adapter and double click on it.

Step 3 – When the windows of properties open, go to the power management tab and to save power allow the computer to off the device. Then save changes by clicking the OK button.

Method 4 – Change the Power Saving Mode of Your Wireless Adapter

We can fix the problem of the default gateway is not available on window 10 by changing the power option.

For this, we have to follow the simple steps which are given below:

Step 1 – Press window key +S and enter power option. Select power option forms the menu.

Step 2 – When power options window open, enter your current plan, and then click on the change plan setting.

Step 3 – After that, click on changed advanced power setting.

Step 4 – Locate wireless adapter setting and this to its maximum performance.

Step 5 – Click apply and then OK to save the changes.

Method 5 – By Changing the Frequency If Your Wireless Router

Sometimes, the default gateway is not available if the frequency of the router is 5 GHz because the new one’s router does not support that much maximum frequency; it does not work properly. So we change the frequency from 5 GHz to 2.5 GHz as the router supports the lesser frequency.

In this way, we can also fix this issue. We can consider the manual to how to change the frequency of the router.

Method 6 – By Changing the Wireless Mode to 802.11 g

We can also fix this problem by changing the wireless mode from 802.11 g/b to 802.11g. For this, we have to follow the following steps:

Step 1 – Press windows key +X and then open network connections from the menu.

Step 2 – Locate your wireless adapter network and right click it. Choose properties from the menu.

Step 3 – Click on the configure button.

Step 4 – Select a wireless mode from the advanced tab. And then select 802.11g/b from the drop-down menu.

Step 5 – Save the changes.

Method 7 – Use netshell Reset Command

We can fix this problem by resetting the IP/TCP.

Follow the following steps to change the default gateway:

Step 1 – Press windows key +X and then Start a command prompt(admin).

Step 2 – Enter netsh int ip and then press enter when the command prompt starts.

Step 3 – When the whole process is complete, close the command prompt, and then restart your device.

Method 8 – Uninstall McAfee

We think that the antivirus program protects our device, but sometimes this antivirus program creates a problem for us. The default gateway is not available error can also be created by the antivirus program. Some users says that McAfee program creates this issue. To avoid this error, it is recommended that we should uninstall the McAfee program and check if the problem is fixed or not.

The window adapter protects your computer after removing the antivirus program form the laptop. So there is no harmful effect on your computer. Best antivirus recommended are Bitdefender, BullGuard panda and so on. You can protect your device using this best antivirus.

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The default gateway is not available on window 10 is one of the significant issues of internet problems. It is essential to fix this problem. Default Gateway Is Not Available Error occurs due to the IP setting, outdated drivers, router setting, and so on. We can fix this problem by using any step mentioned above.