Can you set up Static Routes in Windows ?

By VicRic
Feb 22, 2007
  1. Hi.

    Is it possible in Windows to set up additional routes, or say, 'extra default gateways' ?

    In Red Hat Linux you have an option to set up 'static routes' for any of your networking ports (i.e. eth0).

    Take a look of this:

    So, for instance in my case, I have at home 2 little routers:
    - 1 wireless router ( that connects to the internet; and
    - 1 Linux machine ( that works as a gateway to a local network (192.168.0.x)

    I'm setting up another Fedora machine ( to use:
    - a 'Static Route' of when it needs to access addresses in the 192.168.0.x range, and
    - a 'Default Gateway' of for all the rest of addresses, v.g. access to the internet.

    Does Windows allow you to do this ?

  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    this is an INTERFACE (nic), not a port :)

    XP/Pro will allow ROUTE ADD to effech changes in the routing, but changing
    the subnet mask will suffice AND it is host OS independent

    see this article

    edit: and yes, you can set static IP addresses to a NIC
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