"windows 8 cannot automatically detect network proxy settings"

Several times daily on my new Windows 8 I get the message "Windows could not automatically detect the network's proxy settings". I then use the troubleshooter which detects the setting and am back in business, but why should I have to do this every hour or so? Having been on Windows Support the same problem is raised, but answers always appertain to Windows 7, nothing on Windows 8.  Sometimes the message is "The default gateway is not available". Am using wireless connection and had no problem at all when using Windows 7, it's only since downloading 8 it's become a pain. Anyone out there have any answers please?
Hi Chris,
Thank you for posting your issue on Microsoft Community Forums.
From issue description, we understand that you get "The default gateway is not available" error while accessing wireless network.
Let us go ahead and help you with the issue.
If you could answer a few questions it would help us to resolve this issue:
1. Did you make any changes in the computer prior to the issue?
2. What is the make and model of the computer?
Here is a link which you can follow to resolve the issue:
Wired and wireless network problems
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Last updated September 16, 2020 Views 25,748 Applies to: