Solved

Windows route add of persistent static routes failed

Posted on 2011-09-07
8
744 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I'll insert more details in the next 5 hours but this is the issue I'm facing:

I have 2 LAN NIC :
one of them, pre-existing & connected all these while are working
fine & its gateway is the default gateway for this server.

I just connected another cable (from another LAN) which was tested
working on my laptop to LAN 2 : by connecting/disconnecting & observing
status of LAN 2's network "Status" from Windows 2003, I'm positive this
port is LAN 2 which shows as "Connected" now (after I did "Repair" on
LAN 2, then it got activated).  I've assigned an IP addr & mask to LAN 2
but without gateway set on this NIC port

However, when I tried to add a persistent static route (the exact persistent
route command which I previously (errr about 2 weeks ago) was able to add
successfully on my laptop, it rejected with an error that the gateway was
unreachable or not on the same subnet.  The command was "route add
192.168.128.0 Mask 255.255.252.0 192.168.200.1 -p"

I'll attach the exact screen shot & commands in a few hours' time
0
Comment
Question by:sunhux
  • 5
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
setasoujiro earned 500 total points
ID: 36494239
if you want to add a route , there is also a gateway needed.
you need to set a gateway on the second nic for LAN2 and then add the route as:
192.168.128.0 Mask 255.255.252.0 gatewayoflan2 -p
0
 

Author Comment

by:sunhux
ID: 36495339

"gatewayoflan2" was as indicated in the 1st post ie 192.168.200.1

Attached the MSWord file which gives more details



Appreciate further inputs
NIC2persistaticroute.doc
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:setasoujiro
setasoujiro earned 500 total points
ID: 36495999
yes but you say:
I've assigned an IP addr & mask to LAN 2
but without gateway set on this NIC port

the error means that .200.1 is NOT in the subnet you provided :
191.168.128.1 - 191.168.131.254

0
 

Author Comment

by:sunhux
ID: 36500492

Yes, I assigned IP addr & mask only to LAN 2 but without gateway
as I wanted to add static persistent route for the subnet on LAN 2.

Strange that when I used a laptop 2-3 weeks ago to add the same
persistent static route, it went through but not this time with the
server.  I'll repeat what I did again with the laptop
0
How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

 

Author Comment

by:sunhux
ID: 36503703

Hmm strange, I defined the default gateway on LAN2 as 192.168.200.1 (with
the same IP addr & mask left there) : an error pops up to say 192.168.200.1 is
not on the same subnet & it asked if I wanted to proceed to which I replied Yes
& bingo, it works : both LAN1 & LAN2 have their respective default gateways
(which I never expect one server can have 2 default gateways at the same
 time).  I can now reach 172.x.y.z subnets/networks via Lan1 & 192.168.a.b
subnets via Lan2 (where a is probably 140 & not 128 as I indicated earlier)
0
 

Author Comment

by:sunhux
ID: 36503710

Any further comments?  If not, I'll close this thread in 2 days' timje
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:setasoujiro
setasoujiro earned 500 total points
ID: 36506153
i thought so (about the .140)
but a server can surely have more then one gateway...
the only thing to check is your routing table is correct.

consider awarding points though
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:sunhux
ID: 36518152
ok
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Trying to figure out group policy inheritance and which settings apply where can be a chore.  Here's a very simple summary I've written which might help.  Keep in mind, this is just a high-level conceptual overview where I try to avoid getting bogge…
This article offers some helpful and general tips for safe browsing and online shopping. It offers simple and manageable procedures that help to ensure the safety of one's personal information and the security of any devices.
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now