If there are multiple routers installed on your network, it is necessary to configure the unit's static routing functions. The static routing function determines the path that data follows over your network before and after it passes through your router. You can use static routing to allow different IP domain users to access the Internet through this device. This is an advanced feature. Please proceed with caution.
This router is also capable of dynamic routing (see the Dynamic Routing tab). In many cases, it is better to use dynamic routing because the function will allow the router to automatically adjust to physical changes in the network's layout. In order to use static routing, the router's DHCP settings must be disabled.
To setup static routing, you should add routing entries in the router's table that tell the device where to send all incoming packets. All of your network routers should direct the default route entry to the Linksys router.
View current routing table:
Create a static route entry:
|Destination LAN IP||Enter the network address of the remote LAN segment. For a standard Class C IP domain, the network address is the first 3 fields of the Destination LAN IP, while the last field should be 0.|
|Network Mask||Enter the Subnet Mask used on the destination LAN IP domain. For Class C IP domain, the Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0.|
|Gateway IP||If the Linksys router is the main IP router to connect your network to the Internet, then your Gateway IP is the same IP Address as the Linksys router. If you have another router handling your network's Internet connection, enter the IP Address of your main Internet router here instead.|
Delete a static route entry: