Methods to Configure EIGRP Default Network Route
In this post we will see the methods by which we can configure a default network route in EIGRP. The two methods are listed as below:
- Create a static route and advertise it into EIGRP.
- Flag an EIGRP route as the default network.
Let us take the example of simple topology as below:
R1 and R2 are running EIGRP.
R2 to R3 is a different network and network 22.214.171.124 should be reachable via a static default route from R2. R2 advertises this route in EIGRP to R1.
Configuration of EIGRP Default Network Route
R1#sh runn | s r eigrp
R2#sh runn | s r eigrp
Static route on R2:
We see we get a default route advertised to R1 as below:
R1#sh ip route
We may also use ip default network global command to make any EIGRP route as the candidate default route.
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