No Internet Access Because of Invalid 0.0.0.0 Network

The Gateway IP address for the default route, 0.0.0.0, should be the IP address of the Default Gateway/router for your current network.

Open a Command Prompt, with admin rights, then type the following command, then press the Enter key:

route print

If the Gateway IP address for the default route, 0.0.0.0, has the wrong IP address for your current network or says “On-link,” then you will not have Internet access, because the proper default gateway/router isn’t known by the PC.

Solution

Open a Command Prompt, with admin rights, then type the following commands, and then press ENTER after each command:

route delete 0.0.0.0

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

If your system gets an invalid default route again, then there may be some contention for the network resources on startup with the Bonjour Service.

Cause:

  • If  the Bonjour Service starts before the NIC retrieves DHCP settings, the default gateway 0.0.0.0 is added.

Fix:

  • For the Bonjour Service, change “Startup type:” From “Automatic” to “Automatic (Delayed Start)”
  • If you don’t see “Bonjour Service” it may be listed as ##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##

 

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