How To Setup Dynamic Routing On Linksys Routers

This post will show you how to configure dynamic IP routing on your Linksys router. This includes configuring RIP routing protocol in order to share routing information between routers on your network. This article is designed for network engineers, and anyone looking to deploy the RIP routing protocol.

Dynamic IP routing is a great tool to share routing information between your network routers. This means that instead of entering your network routing information in each router manually, you can configure your network routers to exchange their routing information between each other’s dynamically. To do this, you can simply enable a dynamic routing protocol such as RIP, EIGRP, and OSPF. Therefore, each router will advertise its connected subnetworks to its neighboring routers. The Linksys router supports only one dynamic routing protocol, which RIP (Routing Information Protocol). Read the following instructions in order to configure RIP on your Linksys router:

Step 1: Open your favorite web browser application, and enter the IP address 192.168.1.1 in the address field. Then press Enter.

Step 2: In the authentication dialog box, enter the administrator’s username and password. The default values are admin/admin for the username/password. However, on some Linksys router platforms, the default value for the username is the blank and for the password is admin.

Step 3: Click Setup.

Step 4: Click Advanced Routing.

Step 5: In the Dynamic Routing area, click Enable in order to activate RIP. Otherwise, click Disable.

Step 6: In the Transmit RIP Version drop-down list, select a RIP version that the router will use to transmit routing information to its neighbors. Select Disable if you do not want to share the router’s routing information with its neighbor.

Step 7: In the Receive RIP Version drop-down list, select a RIP version that the router accepts. Select Disable if you want that the router ignores the routing information received from its neighbors.

Step 8: Click Save Settings.

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Dynamic Routing using RIPv2

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