I am quite new to this world and I'm currently to understand why an ICMP ping is always sent to the same PC.

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In this case, I am sending a ping from PC_F to Server PT. ping In the simulation, the message goes always to PC_C, which IP is Looking in more detail on Router 2, the static routing shows:

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At the moment Network #5 and #6 are not connected, but they will.

I am not sure if the static routing should be the following:

  • 192.168.10 / / (to server)
  • / (to network #5)
  • / (to network #6)

Am I missing the routes to Network #2, #3 and #4?

Here I add a table to sum up the IPs, Masks, GW and VLAN:

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Thank you for your suggestions/corrections.


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That's why. Router 2 uses as a gateway to, including The router doesn't know (nor care) that there's no gateway behind that IP address.

Instead, Router 2's gateway towards needs to point to Router 1's IP address on Gig9/0.

Router 1 requires routes to networks #2-#4 (and possibly #9), Router 2 requires routes to networks #1, #5, #6, #8, and Router 3 requires routes to #1-#4, #7.

Generally, a router needs routes to all networks but the ones connected directly. These routes can be set up statically by the admin or learned dynamically via a routing protocol between the routers.

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