Re: Bluescreen when setting Default Gateway
Hey and thanks for the reply Greg.
I suspected that as well, but firstly my laptop runs fine with the same
router and a non-DHCP assigned IP, and secondly i did try different IPs just
to make sure it wasnt a conflict, all of which i made sure weren't being used
I suppose the router could still be sending mixed signals... but should it
cause a BSOD every time on my 64bit and never on my 32bit?
> Hi. Let me give 1.5c worth. I suspect that it was an early assumption of
> DHCP that it be used by all devices on the subnet (or at least, it is a
> simplification sometimes seen in implementations). Some routers definitely
> don't like the situation where NOT ALL subnet hosts are set for DHCP. You
> are not the only user to have been BSOD'd on Vista due to an address
> "Elvar Steinn" <Elvar Steinn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > Hello,
> > I'm a pretty experienced Windows "power" user and have set up countless
> > networks using Windows systems... and i've never seen this before.
> > I've been using DHCP to have this computer connect to my wireless router
> > until today. I wanted to set some NAT rules so i had to turn DHCP off and
> > set
> > my ip/dns/gateway manually... that's what i did and after setting in the
> > correct values i pressed OK and then closed the Network Properties window
> > to
> > save the settings, and Vista promptly gave me a bluescreen. I suspected
> > this
> > had to do with me having multiple networks running somehow so after
> > rebooting
> > i disabled them all (including the wireless one i was configuring) and set
> > it
> > up again (the values had all been wiped by the way) while it was disabled,
> > and then enabled the wireless connection again. After enabling it ran but
> > even if i could access my router's control panel i couldn't get on the
> > internet and found out soon enough that my Default Gateway was empty (even
> > if
> > i had set it)... So i went back to properties and set it again, and again
> > Vista gives me a bluescreen.
> > No matter what i try, whenever i set a default gateway, my Vista Home
> > Premium 64bit promptly crashes. If i set it with the connection disabled,
> > it
> > wipes the value once i enable it.
> > Im baffled. It works on my laptop fine, and that's running Vista 32bit.