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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0003886Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2017-05-17 00:00
Assigned Torhertzog 
StatusclosedResolutionno change required 
Product Version2016.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0003886: Unable to add default gateway
DescriptionInstalled manually with no issues, added local IP, DNS server and Default Gateway on installation. When logged in shows wired connection is up. Checked the Network settings and shows all addresses entered on initial install. When try to ping says network unreachable. Used *route* command and there is nothing showing in there for the Default Gateway, but all other information is there. Used *sudo route add default gw [IP address here]* and no information was updated. Have rebooted, reinstalled software, re downloaded ISO and changing the network details in the network settings.
Steps To Reproducereinstall software, or try to make the change live on the system. it happens every time.
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rhertzog (administrator)

Can you show me the content of /etc/network/interfaces ?

cat /etc/network/interfaces

Also the network-manager config:

ls -al /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/
cat /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/*

(before posting, please replace any credential stored in those files with XXXX)


samuls28 (reporter)

yes, in my case too. Just tried it out.

See the file "samuls28_0003886_1.png"

Best Regards


samuls28 (reporter)

Sorry.. i forgot to point out that the normal ping is working yet just like in the screenshot...


LoxMyth (reporter)

This is the output of the requested files


LoxMyth (reporter)

I have reinstalled the ISO and selected bridged option for NAT and it has entered all the details into the systems network files automatically using automatic DHCP. The gateway was correct, the DNS was correct and it allowed ping test to However when changed back to manual IP addressing scheme, the IP address has changed to the correct one, and the ifconfig command shows this. But when running *route* it has again taken out the default gateway IP address I have added manually.


rhertzog (administrator)

None of the pictures/commands show any real problem so far. The IP of the gateway is obscured by its hostname ("gateway") but if you use "route -n" or better "ip route" you should see the IP of the gateway.

What gateway value did you expect and what gateway value do you see?

Hiding your IP address and your gateway IP address in your screenshot is also not helping to understand your problem.


rhertzog (administrator)

The bug reporter did not answer my queries.

-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-02-17 17:00 LoxMyth New Issue
2017-02-17 17:00 LoxMyth File Added: kali issue.png
2017-02-17 20:45 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog
2017-02-17 20:45 rhertzog Status new => feedback
2017-02-17 20:45 rhertzog Note Added: 0006430
2017-02-19 16:40 samuls28 File Added: samuls28_0003886_1.png
2017-02-19 16:40 samuls28 Note Added: 0006434
2017-02-19 16:41 samuls28 Note Added: 0006435
2017-02-19 22:16 samuls28 File Added: samuls28_0003886_systemconnections1.png
2017-02-19 22:16 samuls28 File Added: samuls28_0003886_systemconnections2.jpg
2017-02-22 16:05 LoxMyth File Added: kali.png
2017-02-22 16:05 LoxMyth Note Added: 0006445
2017-02-22 16:05 LoxMyth Status feedback => assigned
2017-02-22 16:08 LoxMyth Note Added: 0006446
2017-03-13 15:55 rhertzog Note Added: 0006495
2017-03-13 15:55 rhertzog Status assigned => feedback
2017-05-17 00:00 rhertzog Status feedback => closed
2017-05-17 00:00 rhertzog Resolution open => no change required
2017-05-17 00:00 rhertzog Note Added: 0006707
+Issue History