To resolve the issue:
- Upgrade: Originally this issue was fixed in versions 6.0R8, 6.1R6, 6.2R3, and 6.3R3 but the issue re-surfaced again in later branches and is fixed in 6.2R6, 6.3R4, 6.4R2.
- Disable: Automatic Metric Calculation Feature.
To Disable Automatic Metric Calculation Feature:
- Windows users click Start > Control Panel > Network Connections
Vista users go to Network and Sharing Center > Manage network connections.
- Right click on Local Area Connection or any other desired link; such as wireless network connection or other renamed connection. Select Properties.
- Under the "This connection uses the following items" box, select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6). Click Properties.
Note: Select IPv6 only if your network is using the new IP protocol.
- In the "IP Protocol Properties" dialog, click Advanced.
- There are a few tabs in Advanced TCP/IP Settings dialog window: IP Settings, DNS, WINS and/or Options. Go to IP Settings.
- Uncheck "Automatic metric"; located after IP addresses and default gateways sections to disable the automatic metric calculation feature.
- In the text box of "Interface metric", enter a metric value between 1 and 9999.
- Click OK to close all dialog windows and save the changes.
- Display the routing table with route print command to confirm that the change has taken effect.