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Reg : Newly installed Switch does not take default route rather takes diffrent route



As salamu alaikum.,


We are facing a following issue :-

1. Actually our company network was designed before 10 years which is connected with Distributed switch 1 - L3 in one building serving several departments with muliple VLAN's for each department. Ex :-Vlan2,Vlan3,Vlan4, VLan5

2. Now before i joined in this company they have attached an another Distributed switch 2 - L3 which is connected with a set of systems with different VLAN's.

Ex : Vlan 51, Vlan 52, Vlan 53, Vlan 54 and etc.,


Issue :-

For example when a traffic is generated to send to access systems in between systems connected in ( Vlan2) Switch1...

If any request is requested or sent to any specific VLAN in the switch2 (ie.Newly installed ) the traffic is not going directly into the corresponding switch but rather first it moves to the Switch1 and then to Switch 2 and then to workstation VLAN.


The hop-count to reach the destination is high and packets travel unnecessarily to the other switches connected without any need.


Unable to find a perfect solution, since it is operational network we are unable to take risk changing the configuration without any confirmation.

can anyone help what will be the problem ?

Thanks for your reply in advance.




  • LAN Switching and Routing
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