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Route add to remote router

By greg.bohm ·
I have a dialup router at my site and I want a user to be able to use it from a remote location access via our WAN. I've tried various route add commands, but get the following error:

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

Is what I'm doing possible? Logically, it sounds feasible and support article Q151795 implies it is possible. Any help is appreciated.

Greg

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by Dennis@l In reply to Route add to remote route ...

Yes, Its possible, the article is correct. Insure that you are using the correct syntax when you add the route.

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by clpadmin In reply to Route add to remote route ...

If I understand you correctly, you wish a client to connect to your local router from a remote site, i.e. the client wants to go through his/her router, through the WAN link, through your router connected to the WAN link, into your network, and out of your dialup router. It is very possible, and feasible, to do this, but not with the route command on the client computer. Actually, Q151795 does not imply otherwise. The article, if you notice, states two situations. The first situation is what you want to accomplish, and the article explicitly says the route command will fail. The second situation is targeting a specific host, but notice it is using the local gateway, not a remote gateway. To do what you want to do:

1) Make sure theremote router, i.e. the router connected to the network your client is on, knows about the dialup router on your network. You can also have the router (and that is prolly how it is set up) send all unknown ip addresses to your router.

2) Make sure all unknown ips ar

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2) Make sure all unknown ips are sent to the remote router from the remote client (which most likely has already been set up. you should see in the clients routing table an entry like: Network Dest = 255.255.255.255 Netmask = 255.255.255.255 Gateway = the ip address of the remote router connected to the client's network.

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