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How to Configure Static Routing on Cisco Router?

How to Configure Static Routing on Cisco Router? Step by Step guide.

Configure Static Routing is the routing that network administrator configures the network routers manually, instead of using routing protocols RIP, OSPF, etc. which utilized in the dynamic routing. The benefits of static routing are minimum bandwidth usage, no overhead on router CPU and much more and perfect for a small network with a few routers. But it is not without cons. It ‘s hard to configure all routers manually in the vast network and troubleshooting is always harder than configuration.

As a network administrator or student of CCNA, you must know the configuration of static routing. It helps you understand the process and functions of routing in the network apparently.

Configure Static Routing Using Cisco Packet Tracer

To perform this task, you must create a lab and configure the basic IP addressing for all PCs and Routers or download my CCNA Lab – Static Route with Cisco packet tracer. CCNA Lab – Static Route – no Configure.

CCNA Lab- Configure Static Routing
CCNA Lab- Configure Static Routing

I have configured the Static Route the same as the screenshot, and it is not yet configured routing. You must configure it with below step by step Static Routing guide.

Static Routing command syntax: Ip route [destination network address] [mask] [next hop address or interface name]

1. In the R1 type the following commands to introduce two LANs and for Router 1.

R1(config)#ip route 150
R1(config)#ip route 150

2. Router2: Add three networks for router 2 and be sure that do not configure it with wrong IP address.

R2(config)#ip route 150
R2(config)#ip route 150
R2(config)#ip route 150

3. Router3: Do the same as router 2 but with different destination and exit interface address.

R3(config)#ip route 150
R3(config)#ip route 150
R3(config)#ip route 150

So it’s easy and not too much difficulty. If you want to accomplish this task, firstly you must try to understand the concept of routing and then try to configure it.

You can download the complete Static Routing Lab from the link below and look at the routing configuration with ‘show ip route or show run‘ commands.  CCNA Lab – Static Route. If you have any question, please feel free to ask us.

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Static routing configuration in packet tracer
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Basic static route configuration

  1. Matheus Ragoso says

    I used default route in R2 and R3, this is wrong?

  2. devops online training says

    I hadn’t thought of using containers but that’s a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Don'tknow says

    message sending failed

  4. PAUL Cannizzaro Jr says

    Step 1: Configure a recursive static route.
    With a recursive static route, the next-hop IP address is specified. Because only the next-hop IP is specified,
    the router must perform multiple lookups in the routing table before forwarding packets. To configure
    recursive static routes, use the following syntax:
    Router(config)# ip route network-address subnet-mask ip-address
    a. On the R1 router, configure a static route to the network using the IP address of the Serial
    0/0/0 interface of R3 as the next-hop address.Write the command you used in the space provided.
    b. View the routing table to verify the new static route entry.
    How is this new route listed in the routing table?
    From host PC-A, is it possible to ping the host PC-C?
    These pings should fail. If the recursive static route is correctly configured, the ping arrives at PC-C. PC-C
    sends a ping reply back to PC-A. However, the ping reply is discarded at R3 because R3 does not have a
    return route to the network in the routing table.
    Step 2: Configure a directly connected static route.
    With a directly connected static route, the exit-interface parameter is specified, which allows the router to
    resolve a forwarding decision in one lookup. A directly connected static route is typically used with a point-topoint
    serial interface. To configure directly connected static routes with an exit interface specified, use the
    following syntax:
    Router(config)# ip route network-address subnet-mask exit-intf
    a. On the R3 router, configure a static route to the network using S0/0/0 as the exit interface.

    Router3# config t
    Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.
    Router3(config)# ip route
    %Invalid next hop address (it’s this router)

    these are the steps I am following where am I going wrong?

  5. Jonas says

    I used your technig in my own task, and it worked just fine. Thank you 🙂

  6. Jotas says

    Maybe this exercise isn´t right?

    If you packet for lan is in R2, your next hop is not…
    R2(config)#ip route 150
    Because R1 already have a route to get this network
    ip route 150

    Any thoughts?

  7. Jotas says

    My corret answer for this example is this:

    R1(config)#ip route 150
    R1(config)#ip route 150

    R2(config)#ip route 150
    R2(config)#ip route 150

    R3(config)#ip route 150
    R3(config)#ip route 150

    For me works, i see pings in all networks.

    Any comment??


  8. ChennaiCisco says

    Static Route configuration in packet Tracer with simple topology

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