When to Use Static Routes

In this article we will discuss When to Use Static Routes, will make brief discussion on When to Use Static Routes, In last article we discuss about Why Use Static Routing.

Static routing has three primary uses:

  • Providing ease of routing table maintenance in smaller networks that are not expected to grow significantly.
  • Routing to and from stub networks. A stub network is a network accessed by a single route, and the router has only one neighbor.
  • Using a single default route to represent a path to any network that does not have a more specific match with another route in the routing table. Default routes are used to send traffic to any destination beyond the next upstream router.

In this example, a static route can be configured on R2 to reach the R1 LAN. Additionally, because R1 has only one way to send out non-local traffic, a default static route can be configured on R1 to point to R2 as the next hop for all other networks.

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