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[ale] Internet Connection
- Subject: [ale] Internet Connection
- From: ChangingLINKS.com at bigfoot.com (ChangingLINKS.com)
- Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 15:14:44 -0500
What is a "default route" How can I fix the problem of "not having a default
8.4. Default route not set
If pppd refuses to set up a default route, it is because (quite correctly) it
refuses to remove/replace an existing default route.
The usual reason that this error occurs is that some distributions set up a
default route via your Ethernet card as opposed to setting up a specific
See the Linux NAG and the Net2/3 HOWTOs for information on correctly setting
up your Ethernet card and associated routes.
An alternative to this is that your LAN uses a gateway/router already and
your routing table has been set up to point the default route at this.
Fixing up this last situation can require a fair bit of IP networking
knowledge and is beyond the scope of this HOWTO. It is suggested you obtain
some expert advice (via the news groups of from someone locally you can ask).
Wishing you Happiness, Joy and Laughter,
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