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Microsoft KB Archive/101470

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"Invalid Argument" Error in Route

Article ID: 101470

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1

This article was previously published under Q101470


To use the route utility to define a route for an entire subnet to a specified gateway, specify a zero (0) for the portion of the IP address that pertains to the host.

For example, to route all packets destined for net 139.6 to the gateway at, use the following syntax:


If you do not specify the zeros in the host portion of the IP address, the route utility returns an "Invalid Argument" error.

Additional query words: prodnt AS TCPIP Subnet ntas

Keywords: kbnetwork KB101470