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One route is through R1 at, and the other route is through R2 at Looking at the topology in Figure 8-15, it might seem as if the path through R1 is the better route because there is a 1544-kb/s link between R3 and R1, whereas the link to R2 is only a 1024-kb/s link. However, EIGRP only uses the slowest bandwidth in its composite metric, which is the 64-kb/s link between R1 and R2. Both paths have the same 64-kb/s link as the slowest bandwidth; this results in both paths being equal.


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This is very important, take note on this for equal path calculation