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If a wireless network does not assign an ip address/gateway ( automatic connection settings) automatically after connection,

how can I find/setup correct ip and gateway address after connecting to the network?

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Whats the operating system? – squarebear Nov 9 '11 at 12:43

You could try listening on the wifi interface with wireshark. If anything else on the network knows the gateway, you'll see ARP requests for it. You'll at least get an idea of the network range from the traffic you see.

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Sounds like DHCP is disabled.

The default IP address of most routers is, check your documentation for your router if this is not the case. Different manufacturors certainly use different defaults.

Also if the network has been setup it's very likely whoever administrates it will have changed it from default.

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The problem is I do not have any details about router. And I want a general method which can be used to setup correct connection details for any wireless network. – ManojGumber Nov 9 '11 at 15:03
Very difficult, as each different make of router will have different configuration windows. – HaydnWVN Nov 9 '11 at 15:29

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