Help with default route

Matt Brennan brennanma at
Sun Jun 8 18:11:16 UTC 2008

Well, I can't be sure without seeing your entire routing table, but I
would bet you need to do something more like this:

route add -net -iface ipw0
route add default
  (or maybe route add default gw

If that doesn't work try giving us the output from your routing table
(netstat -rn).


On Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 10:27 AM, Svein Halvor Halvorsen
<svein.h at> wrote:
> Hi!
> I usually use the wired network at home, in which everything gets
> configured automatically as soon as I attach the cable to my network
> card.
> However, when using the wireless network, I need to run
>  # route add default -iface ipw0
> This will give me a route to the gateway (, and I can ping
> the gateway, as well as other machines on our local network. But if
> I try to connect to anything outside of 10/24, I get a "no route to
> host" error. If I manually add a route, with
>  # route add x.y.z.t
> I can connect to that host. If I change my default route to anything
> but "-iface ipw0" I cannot connect to the gateway ( I
> cannot keep adding routes to all hosts I need to connect to.
> I've solved the problem for web usage, by running a proxy on another
> machine on the local network (that's reachable)
> What am I doing wrong?
> I don't think I have a thorough understanding of network routes.
>        Svein Halvor
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