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# 143049 2-Apr-2014 06:38
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I have a setup of one router and two switches. the switches connect to another network so users behind the router need to access the network behind switches.

one end of router connects to telco and other end to two switches. on the router i can mention static routes to the network behind switches. can i configure hsrp on the switches and in this way just the virtual ip address of switches? if so how?

Appreciate your help.
Thanks in advance.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1016955 2-Apr-2014 08:09
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Are the switches layer 3 capable and are you running multiple vlan's on them?

HSRP is normally run on devices that are providing layer 3 services and HSRP is used to provide a virtual gateway address for end points to use so that a failure of a hardware device does not break gateway reachability for clients, it's not normally used for routers to communicate to each other though it can be.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 1016970 2-Apr-2014 08:39
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If the switches are layer 3 capable, you are probably better running a routing protocol.  In your case it looks like RIPv2 would do the job.

HSRP is better for server/worksation networks where you only want to configure a default route on the hosts.


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  # 1016988 2-Apr-2014 09:09
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you shouldn't need to do any routing if the router's IP address is on the same network as the private network, just make sure that all devices have the routers IP address as their Default Gateway.

any chance we could have something of a network diagram?

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