On Windows 7 I have been using the command route add to add routing entries with a gateway. I now want to add a routing entry with no gateway, where the route is directly reachable.

Windows 7 calls such routes "on-link". I have tried creating on-link routes using the route add command and omitting the gateway entry, but that hasn't worked.

How can I create an on-link route in Windows 7?

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You need to put in the gateway entry to create an "on-link" route.

For example, enter the following command in cmd.exe or bash:

route add mask

  • Please describe steps required to do it.
    – gronostaj
    Jul 2, 2013 at 14:46
  • 2
    how do I specify the interface?
    – Jroonk
    Feb 5, 2019 at 2:49
  • What's the on-link for IPV6?
    – Shayan
    Nov 23, 2019 at 21:27

You can add an interface using the command

route add mask IF <26>

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