Lab 4-1 Static and Default Route
Problem: In the network shown in Figure 4-4, configure each router such using static and default routes such that there is complete connectivity through the network.
The initial configuration of each router is given below. Lab note: The DCE side of your DCE/DTE back to back cable plugs into the interface with the clockrate configured. If you neglect this, the lab will not work as the interface will not stay up.
Figure 4-6 Lab 4-1
To provide full connectivity across the network, each router will require static routes to the different networks attached to the routers. To reach the Internet, all routers will require a default route. The solution is shown below:
To verify, first check the routing table of each router:
You can also use ping command to verify connectivity across the network as shown below:
While this chapter was light reading compared to the previous chapters, it lays the foundation for the next chapter where you will learn the traits of individual protocols and how to configure them. It is essential that you are able to use static and default routing well before heading into routing protocols.
It is also important to understand the difference between administrative distance and metrics and where each is used.