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on FreeBSD i know i can use the route command to add a default gateway like this: route add default 192.168.1.254

but this does not save on a reboot. How can i get it to save?

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To have your custom default gateway saved across reboots, you'll want to edit /etc/rc.conf. There is a directive in there called defaultrouter which is set to NO by default. The line looks like this:

defaultrouter="NO"

open /etc/rc.conf in your editor of choice, find this line, and change NO to the IP address of the gateway so it looks like this:

defaultrouter="192.168.1.254"

this will be persistent across reboots.

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Rebooting now, thanks. – The BSD Guy Dec 23 '09 at 21:53
    
Seems to have worked fine thank you again! – The BSD Guy Dec 27 '09 at 19:56

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