setup static route on double homed network

Posted on 2008-11-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

How do I setup a static route to allow a Windows XPPro access a server on a different Subnet?
My Pc has a address of I need to reach a server on my physical network, which has an address of
Sometihng Like Route add yada,yada,yada.. or
Question by:scubamikey
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    What router are you using?!
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    You have to route it to the default gateway of the server.

    C:\Documents and Settings\username>route /?
    Manipulates network routing tables.
    ROUTE [-f] [-p] [command [destination]
                      [MASK netmask]  [gateway] [METRIC metric]  [IF interface]
      -f           Clears the routing tables of all gateway entries.  If this is
                   used in conjunction with one of the commands, the tables are
                   cleared prior to running the command.
      -p           When used with the ADD command, makes a route persistent across
                   boots of the system. By default, routes are not preserved
                   when the system is restarted. Ignored for all other commands,
                   which always affect the appropriate persistent routes. This
                   option is not supported in Windows 95.
      command      One of these:
                     PRINT     Prints  a route
                     ADD       Adds    a route
                     DELETE    Deletes a route
                     CHANGE    Modifies an existing route
      destination  Specifies the host.
      MASK         Specifies that the next parameter is the 'netmask' value.
      netmask      Specifies a subnet mask value for this route entry.
                   If not specified, it defaults to
      gateway      Specifies gateway.
      interface    the interface number for the specified route.
      METRIC       specifies the metric, ie. cost for the destination.
    All symbolic names used for destination are looked up in the network database
    file NETWORKS. The symbolic names for gateway are looked up in the host name
    database file HOSTS.
    If the command is PRINT or DELETE. Destination or gateway can be a wildcard,
    (wildcard is specified as a star '*'), or the gateway argument may be omitted.
    If Dest contains a * or ?, it is treated as a shell pattern, and only
    matching destination routes are printed. The '*' matches any string,
    and '?' matches any one char. Examples: 157.*.1, 157.*, 127.*, *224*.
    Diagnostic Notes:
        Invalid MASK generates an error, that is when (DEST & MASK) != DEST.
        Example> route ADD MASK IF 1
                 The route addition failed: The specified mask parameter is invalid
     (Destination & Mask) != Destination.
        > route PRINT
        > route ADD MASK METRIC 3 IF 2
                 destination^      ^mask      ^gateway     metric^    ^
          If IF is not given, it tries to find the best interface for a given
        > route PRINT
        > route PRINT 157*          .... Only prints those matching 157*
        > route CHANGE MASK METRIC 2 IF 2
          CHANGE is used to modify gateway and/or metric only.
        > route PRINT
        > route DELETE
        > route PRINT
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    Author Comment

    Iboth computers are on the same network behind the same router
    I assume the default gateway would be the ip of the target (destination server) Correct
    My case

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