Chapter 9

Introduction to IP Routing

The Following CompTIA Network+ Exam Objectives Are Covered in This Chapter:

  • 1.4 Explain the purpose and properties of routing and switching.
    • Link state vs. distance vector vs. hybrid
    • Static vs. dynamic
    • Next hop
    • IGP vs. EGP
    • Routing tables
    • Convergence (steady state)

IP routing is the process of moving packets from one network to another network using routers. The IP routing process is a super-important subject to understand because it pertains to all routers and configurations that use IP.

Before you read this chapter, you need to understand the difference between a routing protocol and a routed protocol. A routing protocol is a tool used by routers to dynamically find all the networks in the internetwork ...

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