Confusing gateway problem
I would be obliged if someone could let me know why does specifying a default gateway in my linux mint box makes my internet connection inaccessible.The connection is via pppoe and there is no router between pppoe and my box,in short the connection is direct via dial-up (pon dsl-provider). It connects fine, only problem is that I am not able to access anything that requires internet (i.e. surfing,updating my linux box,etc; )
The same configuration on windows xp also allows the connection to be made but this time I can access anything that depends on internet connection.
I would like to know why having a default gateway on linux box restricts my internet access but the same is not the case with windows.
P.S:I am trying to build a lan in virtual box and pass the connection via pfsense (which is also a virtual machine),hence the gateway query.
P.P.S:The question has nothing to do with virtual machines or virtualization software or virtualization technology.The question relates to the problem that I am facing on my single physical machine.Hope I have made every thing clear.Do let me know if anyone wants any more clarification or information.