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Help with route command

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#1 Shadow Wizard

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 07:05 PM

I have a bit of an issue. I know what I need to do to solve it (Use route command) but not exactly what the command should be. Here is how it will be set up..

Internet Connection 1 (Various ip's)----- Computer ----- LAN router ( ------ Internet Connection 2 (Various IP's)

In case the diagram is confusing "Computer" connects directly to a modem, and thus the internet, It is also connected to a router (Via a different network card) The router is connected to the internet. So essentially "Computer" has 2 paths to the internet, through 2 network cards.

"Computer" has 2 network cards. Of course there are various other computers connected to the router, but that should be irrelevant. What I want is for "computer" to use Internet Connection 1 for ALL internet traffic. If Connection 1 goes down, that computer has NO internet. All other traffic will route through the router, and the various other computers in the home. The IP address of computers connected to the router is The router ip address is "Computer" runs windows xp pro sp3.

I would also like to know if there is a way to make it so "Computer" would use internet connection 1 all the time if available, and if not, then use internet connection, but to NEVER use connection 2 for internet if connection 1 is available.

Edited by Shadow Wizard, 23 November 2009 - 07:20 PM.

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#2 CaveDweller2


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Posted 27 November 2009 - 02:19 AM

Looking into this, I think to do what you are looking for with the route command it will have to be done with the metric setting. You'd want the primary route to have a lower metric then the secondary route. But I am just guessing. I have never had to mess with the route command in windows.

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