The static routing is not feasible in a large network. Hence, to implement routing in an easier way we can use the dynamic routing protocols.

Routing information protocol (RIP) is one of the dynamic protocols that can be used for the routing. The best part is that Rip protocol is very easy to configure. We will configure Rip version 2 in this lab.

To configure the Rip protocol, we have to advertise the directly connected networks by using the command ‘network network id’ after enabling the RIP protocol on all the routers.

Once the Rip protocol is configured properly you will be able to see the routes in routing table, learned with the help of Rip protocol by the routers.

Below is an example of route learned after configuring the RIP protocol:

R 192.168.2.0/24 [120/1] via 192.168.1.2, 00:00:28, FastEthernet0/0

You can verify and check routes in the routing table by using the command ‘show ip route’.

We will also disable auto summarization by the Rip protocol.

Rip V2 configuration

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Lab Tasks

Configure Rip ver 2 protocol on all routers and disable auto summarization

Lab Configuration

Task 1

Router 0

Router(config)#router rip

Router(config-router)#version 2

Router(config-router)#network 192.168.1.0

Router(config-router)#no auto-summary

Router 1

Router(config)#router rip

Router(config-router)#version 2

Router(config-router)#network 192.168.1.0

Router(config-router)#network 192.168.2.0

Router(config-router)#no auto-summary

Router 2

Router(config)#router rip

Router(config-router)#version 2

Router(config-router)#network 192.168.2.0

Router(config-router)#no auto-summary