strange routing table after PXE boot WinPE

I have a pxe boot WinPE using iPXE, iPXE config file as follow:

cpuid --ext 29 && set arch amd64 || set arch x86
initrd      bootmgr
initrd          BCD
initrd     boot.sdi
initrd    boot.wim

After I successfully boot into PE, I found that I can’t connect to my iSCSI target, can’t even ping the IP. Then I found the strange routing table, below:

IPv4 Route Table
Active Routes:
Network Destination        Netmask          Gateway       Interface  Metric
     30         On-link    286         On-link    286         On-link    286    286         On-link    306         On-link    306         On-link    306         On-link    306         On-link    286         On-link    306         On-link    286

Please note the line with, how does it go into routing table? I didn’t set it in my dhcp server. I tried to delete it using:

route delete
route delete mask

but both failed, saying can’t find the item.

Any idea?

Answer is your is your http server is the IP assigned to the client by the DHCP is the default gateway provided by the DHCP

I think you just have no network because of a driver problem

From WinPE get a console session (SHIFT+F10) and list with Notepad.exe the content of the file:

Notepad.exe x:\Windows\inf\

locate the section that identifies the Plug and Play ID (PnPID) of the network adapter and see if that driver is loaded ok.

Please consider even if there are no errors in the file it could still be a driver problem…

Source : Link , Question Author : Andy Song , Answer Author : Pat

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