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Modifying dialup networking route metrics

Posted on 2004-08-16
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Whenever you dialup to the internet, the ISP assigns you a default route which Windows happily assigns metric 1.

I need to change this to a higher metric like 10 and need this to happen automatically.
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by:jgiordano
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One way to do it is:
1) create a batch file and use the following to change the routing table:
ROUTE: Manipulates network routing table.
ROUTE [-f] [-p] [command [destination] [MASK netmask] [gateway] [METRIC metric] [IF interface]

2) if you create the dial up account through windows; right click it and select properties.
Then select security from the tabs and on the bottom of this tab you can specify a program (batch file) to run.

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by:billwharton
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It tells me occur occured when parsing batch file. Are batch files allowed as dialup scripts? I am asking this because under Interactive logon and scripting, it gives me a browse button and then asks me to choose a .scp file

My batch file is perfect and am able to run it seperately.
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by:jgiordano
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My Mistake; I though it would take any script, my suggestion would be to put the DUN link in the batch file:

START C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\MyISP.lnk

sleep (can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&DisplayLang=en)

then routecommand

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by:billwharton
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I don't totally understand. You mean I should use a Dial-up script files (*.scp)?
This is the one it's asking me to browse for and I don't know how to create one.


The only part of your last post I understood was sleep.exe which I've used before
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jgiordano earned 250 total points
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No not the .scp file; kick off the DIal Up connection from within the batch file; then sleep for a while then execute the route command in the same file.

There is syntax for the scp script but it is more complicated.
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