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Configuring Default Route

Console Based  |   GUI Based

Console Based : 

Description: ip default-gateway command is used when ip routing is disabled on a Cisco router. Use the ip default-network and ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 commands are used to set the gateway of last resort on Cisco routers that have ip routing enabled.

Command syntax: 

1. ip default-gateway <ip address>
example: ip default-gateway 192.168.14.2

2. ip default-network <ip address>
example: ip default-network 192.168.1.0

3. ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 <ip-address>
example: ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.5.1

here 192.168.5.1 is the gateway of last resort to network 0.0.0.0

Instructions:

1. Enter into Global Configuration Mode

2. Set the default Network number as 192.168.17.0

R1>enable
R1#configure terminal
R1(config)#ip default-network 192.168.17.0

GUI Based :

Description: ip default-gateway command is used when ip routing is disabled on a Cisco router. The ip default-network and ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 commands are used to set the gateway of last resort on Cisco routers that have ip routing enabled.

Command syntax:

1. ip default-gateway <ip address>
Ex: ip default-gateway 192.168.14.2

2. ip default-network <ip address>
Ex: ip default-network 192.168.1.0

3. ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 <ip-address>
Ex: ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.5.1

Here 192.168.5.1 is the gateway of last resort to network 0.0.0.0

Instructions:

1. Choose Configure > Router > Default Routing

2. Default routing window appears configure the next hop ip address as 192.168.1.5 and click OK
button.

Note: Please refer to the CertExams.com Network Simulator software for complete lab with GUI Interface.

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