Cannot ping default gateway linux in vmware

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http://stackoverflow.com – I have a virtual network which is vmnet2 using the network, I want my Linux server to be able to ping the default gateway. I have set the Linux eth1 values to be IPADDR="" NETMASK="" BOOTPROTO="none" ONBOOT="yes" In the etc/sysconfig/network GATEWAY="" However, when I attempt to ping the destination host is unreachable. I've restarted the network with service network restart but to no avail. Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface U 1 0 0 eth1 default UG 0 (HowTos)