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How To Configure EIGRP on a Network

On this page, we look at:

Configuring EIGRP on a Network

Redistributing Routes into EIGRP

Creating a Default Route in EIGRP

Configuring EIGRP on a Network

How to configure EIGRP on a Network

To configure EIGRP on a network use the following command:


RO1#configure terminal

RO1(config #router eigrp 100



RO1(config-router)#no auto-summary


From the command above, we used the command router eigrp 100 to turn on the protocol, then we declare all directly connected network on router RO1. All other routers on the network must be configured the same way, each router must declare its directly connected network to be seen by other routers on the network, and most importantly, all routers on the same network running EIGRP must be configured with the same process number100

You want to redistribute routes that were learned by the router into the EIGRP routing process.

using the redistribute command:

Redistributing Routes into EIGRP:

HQ#configure terminal

HQ(config)#ip route

HQ(config)#router eigrp 100

HQ(config-router)#redistribute static



Setting the properties of the routes that are redistributed from another routing protocol with the default-metric command:

HQ#configure terminal

HQ(config)#router eigrp 100

HQ(config-router)#redistribute rip

HQ(config-router)#default-metric 1000 100 250 100 1500


Use the show ip protocols command to view your route redistribution.

How to Create a Default Route in EIGRP.

You want to propagate a default route within EIGRP.

Configuring EIGRP to propagate a default route is by simply redistributing a static route to,

Use the following commands;

HQ#configure terminal

HQ(config)#ip route

HQ(config)#access-list 7 permit

HQ(config)#router eigrp 100

HQ(config-router)#redistribute static

HQ(config-router)#distribute-list 7 out static



If you log on to other routers, you will see that EIGRP is forwarding this route, and that it is accepted as a candidate default route. Use the following command to view:

Router2#show ip route


How to troubleshoot and verify EIGRP Configuration

How to Configure OSPF on a Cisco Router

How to Configure Static Routes

How to Configure Default Routes 

Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)



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