1.    14 Jan 2016 #1
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    Windows 10 Home

    Network, erratic wifi


    I just upgrade my motherboard, CPU and RAM, reactivated Windows 10 and installed updates. Downloaded a couple more programs this morning and then the internet quit on me. I have two other computers on this wifi network and both have internet so I know that's OK. I have run the diagnostic and it tells me that "the default gateway is not available" What the heck does that mean and how do I resolve this please?

    The stupid thing is that every so often the icon shows that I have internet but when I open my browser (Firefox) it won't link to any sites.
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  2.    14 Jan 2016 #2
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    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by canuck257 View Post
    I just upgrade my motherboard, CPU and RAM, reactivated Windows 10 and installed updates. Downloaded a couple more programs this morning and then the internet quit on me. I have two other computers on this wifi network and both have internet so I know that's OK. I have run the diagnostic and it tells me that "the default gateway is not available" What the heck does that mean and how do I resolve this please?

    The stupid thing is that every so often the icon shows that I have internet but when I open my browser (Firefox) it won't link to any sites.
    Try this:

    In Device Manager, right-click on the NIC and select Properties. Then go to the Power Management tab, and uncheck the box that says "let computer turn off to save power". See if that makes a difference.
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  3.    14 Jan 2016 #3
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    I can't find NIC in Device Manager, it's not listed.
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  4.    14 Jan 2016 #4
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    Sorry for the last post, I had to look up the meaning of NIC. Got it now and turned off the power saving but it didn't help. Still no Internet.
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  5.    14 Jan 2016 #5
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    Resolved it, the USB port that the Wifi dongle was plugged into is faulty. Moved the dongle and all is well. Thanks for the support guys
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  6.    14 Jan 2016 #6
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    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by canuck257 View Post
    Resolved it, the USB port that the Wifi dongle was plugged into is faulty. Moved the dongle and all is well. Thanks for the support guys
    Excellent! Glad you got it sorted!
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