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Cisco® Networking All-in-One For Dummies® by Edward Tetz

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Chapter 4: Setting Up Static Routes

In This Chapter

check.png Examining how the routing process works

check.png Configuring routing using static route configuration

Static routes are the basic routing form that you will use. For example, you will use them when your network is too small for other routing protocols, when you are setting up your router, prior to implementing your routing protocol, and when you want to have a backup routing plan in the event your routing protocol fails.

In this chapter, I present a small-scale sample network and show you exactly what you do to get routing tables up and going, and I identify issues arising from improper configuration. I walk you through the entire process of building static routing tables and show you what happens as you do so. The processes I describe in this chapter differ from those you see in Chapters 6 through 9 in this minibook where you use dynamic routing protocols to build routing tables.

In Chapters 6 though 9 of this minibook, you see the various dynamic routing protocols available for use on Cisco routers and become familiar with basic configuration and troubleshooting techniques for each of these protocols.

Knowing the Pros and Cons of Static Routing

Before I get into the nitty-gritty details of static routing, I want to discuss a few of the ...

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