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Find-NetRoute

Brian Lich|Last Updated: 4/3/2017

SYNOPSIS

Finds the best local IP address and the best route to reach a remote address.

SYNTAX

Find-NetRoute [-InterfaceIndex <UInt32>] [-LocalIPAddress <String>] -RemoteIPAddress <String>
 [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Find-NetRoute cmdlet finds the best local IP address and the best route to reach a remote address. Specify the remote address to reach. You can also specify an interface and a local address to use to reach the remote address.

For more information about routing, see Chapter 5 - IP Routing in the TechNet library.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Find a local address and route

PS C:\>Find-NetRoute -RemoteIPAddress "10.79.197.200"
IPAddress         : 172.31.234.140
InterfaceIndex    : 3
InterfaceAlias    : Ethernet
AddressFamily     : IPv4
Type              : Unicast
PrefixLength      : 21
PrefixOrigin      : Dhcp
SuffixOrigin      : Dhcp
AddressState      : Preferred
ValidLifetime     : 6.00:10:40
PreferredLifetime : 6.00:10:40
SkipAsSource      : False
PolicyStore       : ActiveStore


Caption            : 
Description        : 
ElementName        : 
InstanceID         : :8:8:8:9:55=55;A<8=;8<=<8;55; 
AdminDistance      : 
DestinationAddress :
IsStatic           : 
RouteMetric        : 0
TypeOfRoute        : 3
AddressFamily      : IPv4
DestinationPrefix  : 0.0.0.0/0
InterfaceAlias     : Ethernet
InterfaceIndex     : 3
NextHop            : 172.31.232.1
PreferredLifetime  : 8.00:00:00
Protocol           : NetMgmt
Publish            : No
Store              : ActiveStore
ValidLifetime      : 8.00:00:00
PSComputerName     : 
ifIndex            : 3

This command finds a NetIPAddress object and NetRoute object to use to access the IP address 10.79.197.200. The command returns two objects. The first object is the local IP address. The second object is the local route that includes the selected connectivity path and next hop.

PARAMETERS

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type: CimSession[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: Session

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-InterfaceIndex

Specifies an index of a network interface. The cmdlet finds a route for this interface.

Type: UInt32
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-LocalIPAddress

Specifies a local IP address from which to find a route. You can specify a host address or a subnet address. You can also use a wildcard address, such as 0.0.0.0/0 for all IPv4 addresses, ::/0 for all IPv6 addresses, or ANY for all addresses.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-RemoteIPAddress

Specifies a remote IP address to which to find a route. You can specify a host address or a subnet address. You can also use a wildcard address, such as 0.0.0.0/0 for all IPv4 addresses, ::/0 for all IPv6 addresses, or ANY for all addresses

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-ThrottleLimit

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

Type: Int32
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

INPUTS

None

OUTPUTS

NetIPAddress, NetRoute

NOTES

Get-NetRoute

New-NetRoute

Remove-NetRoute

Set-NetRoute

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