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Static Route Load Balancing?

I have no way of testing this, but I am wondering if I could have two ISP connections that use static routes (ie 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 a.b.c.d) and load balance between the two conections to the internet? AFAIK loab balancing is a benifit of routing protocols only.

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Hi Friend,

If you have 2 ISP connection and you have 2 default route with same admin distance it will have load balancing.

Tye type of load-balancing you get (i.e. per packet or per destination) depends on the switching mechanism deployed on the router.

HTH

Ankur

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Hi Friend,

If router is configured for fast switching which is default it will do load balancing per destination and if you conigire your router for process switching the load balancing will be per packet.

HTH

Ankur

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If the connections go to 2 different ISP the outgoing traffic will be load balanced while the incoming traffic may not be loadbalanced which largely depends on how the internet views your subnet.

Check the link for information on router switching mechanism

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk827/tk831/technologies_white_paper09186a00800a62d9.shtml

HTH

Narayan

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Cisco Employee

Hi Friend,

If you have 2 ISP connection and you have 2 default route with same admin distance it will have load balancing.

Tye type of load-balancing you get (i.e. per packet or per destination) depends on the switching mechanism deployed on the router.

HTH

Ankur

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Thank you for the quick reply.

What do you mean by switching mechanism?

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Hi Friend,

If router is configured for fast switching which is default it will do load balancing per destination and if you conigire your router for process switching the load balancing will be per packet.

HTH

Ankur

* plz rate the post if it helps

View solution in original post

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If the connections go to 2 different ISP the outgoing traffic will be load balanced while the incoming traffic may not be loadbalanced which largely depends on how the internet views your subnet.

Check the link for information on router switching mechanism

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk827/tk831/technologies_white_paper09186a00800a62d9.shtml

HTH

Narayan

View solution in original post

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