Configuring a Static Route in a Router for Network Traffic: Explained

The network administrator configures the router with the ip route 172.16.1.0 255.255.255.0 172.16.2.2 command. How will this route appear in the routing table?

When the network administrator configures the router with the `ip route 172.16.1.0 255.255.255.0 172.16.2.2` command, it creates a static route in the router’s routing table.

This route specifies that any traffic destined for the IP range 172.16.1.0 to 172.16.1.255 should be forwarded to the next hop IP address 172.16.2.2.

In the routing table, this route will appear as a new entry with the following information:
-Destination Network: 172.16.1.0
-Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
-Nexthop IP: 172.16.2.2
-Interface: It may show the outgoing interface where the next hop is reachable, or it may display “via 172.16.2.2” to indicate the next hop IP directly.

By adding this static route, the router knows where to send traffic intended for the IP addresses in the 172.16.1.0/24 network. Instead of relying on the default route, the router can forward the packets based on this specific destination.

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