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For what I know, Static Routes don't have a Metric. So, what if a Router has more than one Static Route to a Network?

Let's say that on the topology below we have Static Routes configured, and R1 can reach R3 both via 192.168.13.3 and via 192.168.12.2 .

Let's also say that the bandwidths on the links are:

10Mbps  on 192.168.13.0/24
100Mbps on 192.168.12.0/24
100Mbps on 192.168.23.0/24

Which path will be chosen by the Packets from R1 to R3?

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  • If you configure more than one static route to the same destination, and the routes have different next-hop gateways but have the same metrics and administrative distance, the Layer 3 device load balances among the routes using basic round-robin. – user36472 Oct 4 '18 at 9:50
  • @Cown surely it's going to be dependent on the OS, as there are several perfectly sensible alternative behaviours. – jonathanjo Oct 4 '18 at 9:55
  • @jonathanjo yes i was referring to Cisco IOS, sorry. – user36472 Oct 4 '18 at 9:56
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It depends on the router's operating system, as it could do any of several perfectly sensible alternatives.

As Cown says in the comments, for Cisco IOS:

If you configure more than one static route to the same destination, and the routes have different next-hop gateways but have the same metrics and administrative distance, the Layer 3 device load balances among the routes using basic round-robin.

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