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Trying to add a static route

Posted on 2007-11-13
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I am trying to add a static route:

route add 10.0.0.0 mask 255.0.0.0 10.1.1.10 IF 1

I get this error message:
The route addition failed: Either the interface index is wrong or the gateway do
does not lie on the same network as the interface. Check the IP Address Table for
the machine.

I have 2 network cards on this server one that is attatched to our internal network and 1 that is attatched to our outside network. I need to add a route on the internal interface that points back to our core switch. This is probably something dumb that I am missing.

Thanks in advance,
Rory
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by:batry_boy
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My guess is that you have the wrong interface number specified.  If you issue the "route print" command, you will see a hex list of interface numbers at the top.  The hex number for your inside network adapter is the number you want to give the "route add" command.  I believe that "1" is typically the loopback adapter which is why you're getting the error...the output should look similar to the following:

Interface List
0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
0x2 ...00 11 22 33 00 08 ...... Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller - Packet Scheduler Miniport

In this case, if I wanted to specify the NetXtreme adapter for that route, I would enter the command:

route add 10.0.0.0 mask 255.0.0.0 10.1.1.10 if 2
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by:rorybrady
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Thanks for your quick response! I am still having the same issue.

This is the out put for the route print:
Interface List
0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
0x10003 ...00 11 43 d6 65 f5 ...... Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection #2
0x10004 ...00 11 43 d6 65 f4 ...... Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection
===========================================================================
===========================================================================

I would like to bound this route to local area connection 1. I changed the route command to look like this:
route add 10.0.0.0 mask 255.0.0.0 10.1.1.10 IF 4
I still get the same error message:
The route addition failed: Either the interface index is wrong or the gateway do
es not lie on the same network as the interface. Check the IP Address Table for
the machine.

Thanks,
Rory



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by:batry_boy
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Based on your output, you should try:

route add 10.0.0.0 mask 255.0.0.0 10.1.1.10 IF 10004
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by:batry_boy
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I'll admit that's a weird interface index number, but it is what it is...
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You might even use the entire Hex number, meaning 'if 0x10004'.   This should also work in your case..
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by:tvman_od
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I'd recommend not to use interface number, just pint it to an IP of the gateway and let system decide which interface to use. Windows can renumber interfaces without any notifications. Besides that I'd recommend to add -p key to make this router persistent
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Thanks, and have a great day!
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