How do I add, edit and remove a new or existing static route?

Add a new static route to the IP routing table or edit/remove an existing route.

Static routes are used in networks with more than one layer, such as when there is a network within a network so that packet destinations are hidden behind an additional router. Adding a static route is a way of telling the router about an additional step that packets will need to take to reach their destination.


Click Add to create a new static route.


IP Version: Select IPv4 or IPv6. Depending on your selection, you have different options for defining the address range.

IP/Network Address or IPv6 Address: The IP address of the target network or host. The IPv6 address field includes CIDR notation to declare a range of addresses.

Netmask: The Netmask, along with the IPv4 address, defines the network the computer belongs to and which other IP addresses the computer can see in the same LAN. An IP address of along with a Netmask of defines a network with 256 available IP addresses from to

NOTE: is used to signify only the host that was entered in the IP/Network Address field.

Gateway or IPv6 Gateway: Specifies the next hop to be taken if this route is used. A gateway of implies there is no next hop, and the IP address matched is directly connected to the router on the interface specified: LAN or WAN.

Device: Select the network interface from the dropdown menu (e.g. ethernet-wan). You can use this instead of defining the IP address, especially in cases when the IP address is changing.

Metric: Set the numerical priority of the route. Lower numbers have higher priority.

Allow Network Access: (Default: Deselected.) Some static routes will need an IP Filter Rule via the Firewall to allow packets through the route without being blocked. Selecting this option automatically creates this IP Filter Rule. If the IP/Network Address falls outside the LAN IP range, you probably need to select this option.

Distribute: Allow this static route to be distributed via a routing protocol (Netw

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