Set up a dual static route link as one

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Jun 12th, 2007

We have two static route link to our private WAN.

1. Is the Frame Relay

2. BDSL

We want to use both connection like a parallel connection between each

other with the same priority, for bigger bandwidth and if one link drops

then the other link will just continue running as if nothing

has happened (But of course less bandwidth)

Is there an config there for combining dual static routes?

I have this problem too.
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Richard Burts Tue, 06/12/2007 - 18:12

Mark

It depends on some details of how your static routes are configured. But by default two static routes for the same prefix will be treated as equal and both will be used as you describe. The alternative is to configure one of the static routes as primary and the other as a floating static for backup. The characteristic of a floating static routes is that the static routes is configured with an optional Administrative Distance. If one of the static routes has an extra number at the end then it would be a floating static route.

If you post the exact syntax of both static routes we can tell whether they are 2 equal routes or if one is a floating static. Another way to tell is to look at the output of show ip route and look for the destination network of the static route. If both routes show up in the routing table then they are 2 equal routes and if only 1 shows up then probably 1 is a floating static route.

HTH

Rick

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