You’re having trouble connecting to the internet from your Windows Server (or Vista as I’ve read elsewhere). You ping an internet site and see the IP address but receive “destination host unreachable”. You go to the command prompt and type “ipconfig /all” to investigate your IP settings. You see that the default gateway is set to “0.0.0.0” as the first default gateway IP address. Doesn’t look right, of course. You check the IP settings and don’t see “0.0.0.0” specified as a default gateway. What to do? This is what I did to resolve the problem for my Windows Server 2008 machine:
- Open a command prompt.
- Type “route delete 0.0.0.0”.
- Configure the IP settings to add back your correct default gateway IP address.
That did the trick.