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The Problem: I've recently acquired a new router; a Netgear WNDR4000. I promptly went to set up a static internal IP so I could port forward for the Minecraft Server I run on my computer.

I've done this with previous routers and I know how to do it. But, every time I log off on my computer and log back on, I find I have no internet connection. So, I go to the Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network Connections, and I look at my connection. Lo and Behold, when I go to the IPv4 properties, the Default Gateway box is blank.

I'm not sure what's causing this; any ideas?

Important Specs & Other notes:
-Running Win7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
-Desktop using wired connection but computer is wireless capable

EDIT: Forgot to mention it works perfectly without the Static IP setup.

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Not sure why this would be happening, but it should have nothing to do with your new router. If it does, the only thing I can think of is that your computer is somehow accepting incomplete DHCP settings. I would just make sure that my firmware was up-to-date and try entering the gateway again, and hope it stays. – KCotreau Jul 19 '11 at 0:21
Why can't you just have the router assign a static DHCP lease to that computer? – MaQleod Jul 19 '11 at 0:28
DD-WRT used to have a very similar problem when you used the wrong browser. Have you tried it in IE or Firefox? – hyperslug Jul 19 '11 at 1:03
Does it happen just with this router? In Windows machine, you have the option to accept a DHCP gateway or specify your own. What does the computer say in the TCP/IP configuration – wbeard52 Jul 19 '11 at 1:08
Did you install any of the management software that comes with these new routers? Just asking b/c that could be a potential gateway from your router to your O.S. – iOnline247 Jul 19 '11 at 2:19

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