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Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab
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14.3 Routing with static routes

In this section you will look at why the network path still isn’t complete, and think about why the ping packet still doesn’t get to its destination and back. You’ll look at how to put static routes into the routers so that they know where to send their packets.

Watch the video below, which is about 4 minutes long.

Routing with default routes 2

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Activity 3 Think about

5 minutes

At the end of the demonstration in the second video, PC3 could ping PC1 and vice versa, but PC3 couldn’t ping PC2. Can you work out why this is happening? Choose the best answer from the options below.


PC3 is incorrectly set up.


PC2 is incorrectly set up.


There is no route in Router 2’s routing table pointing to PC2’s network.


PC2 has the wrong IP address configured on it.

The correct answer is c.