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How to configure static route on Cisco router

Posted: 2017-10-15

Static route is form of routing protocol used to route or link up different networks on a router. It's a manual entry on the router configuration that sends traffic to specific network to a known route. All static routes must be be manually configured on all routers and it not account for link failure.

To configure a static route on Cisco router, use the command below:

R01#conf t
R01(config)#ip route
- This settings will send any traffic to the network to a remote router You must also enter a route on the remote router to send traffic back to this router.

To see the new configuration, issue command show ip route

R01#show ip route
Codes: C - connected, S - static, I - IGRP, R - RIP, M - mobile, B - BGP
D - EIGRP, EX - EIGRP external, O - OSPF, IA - OSPF inter area
N1 - OSPF NSSA external type 1, N2 - OSPF NSSA external type 2
E1 - OSPF external type 1, E2 - OSPF external type 2, E - EGP
i - IS-IS, L1 - IS-IS level-1, L2 - IS-IS level-2, ia - IS-IS inter area
* - candidate default, U - per-user static route, o - ODR
P - periodic downloaded static route

Gateway of last resort is not set is subnetted, 2 subnets
C is directly connected, FastEthernet0/0
O [110/2] via, 00:39:15, FastEthernet0/0 is subnetted, 1 subnets
O [110/65] via, 00:39:15, FastEthernet0/0
C is directly connected, FastEthernet0/1 is variably subnetted, 2 subnets, 2 masks