I’m trying to route requests to specific subnets through the XP Mode VPC guest in windows 7. I have a loopback adapter on the host set to 192.168.233.1 and then a second NIC in the VPC attached to this adapter and set to 192.168.233.2. Subnet masks on both are 255.255.255.0.
With this done, I’m running the following command on the host to try and change the routing:
Route add 188.8.131.52 mask 255.255.255.0 192.168.233.1 metric 1
However, when I ping addresses on the subnet or try and browse to them, no received traffic is recorded on either of the NICs. There is a few kb of sent traffic but nothing going the other way. I have a feeling I’ve missed something fundamental but I’m not sure what. Any advice would be most appreciated.
BTW, the purpose of all this is explained here.