I have a strange problem (or at least seems strange to me) the below are IP configurations for two laptops on my home network which consists of a main router 192.168.11.1 and a connected wireless router (i know this can cause problems but has always worked until I got the win7 machine) at 192.168.11.2 with DHCP disabled.
Laptop 1 - Win XP IP: Dynamically assigned by main router default gateway: 192.168.11.1 (main router)
This machine gets perfect connectivity.
Laptop 2 - Win7 IP: dynamically assigned by main router Default Gateway: 192.168.11.2 THIS IS THE PROBLEM... I cannot seem to get this machine to default to the main router for the gateway UNLESS I go to a static configuration which I would rather not do since I regularly go between my home and public networks.
Why is my Win7 machine not finding the main gateway the same way that the other laptop is?
I believe that the rest of my setup is fine as it has always worked and it works perfectly when set as static ip and gateway.