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You have configured your PC with multiple default gateways. RouterNewYork1 is the primary default gateway. RouterYork2 is the secondary default gateway.​ What is the best action to ensure redundancy of the default gateway if RouterNewYork1 goes down?

You have configured your PC with multiple default gateways. RouterNewYork1 is the primary default gateway. RouterYork2 is the secondary default gateway.​
What is the best action to ensure redundancy of the default gateway if RouterNewYork1 goes down?

  • 1- Create an entry in the RouterNewYork1 routing table to route traffic to RouterYork2.
  • 2- Ensure that you are using a FHRP: First Hop Redundancy Protocol.
  • 3- Nothing, as multiple gateways have been configured.
  • 4- Manually change the primary default gateway from RouterNewYork to RouterYork2.



  • The correct answer is:

  • 2- Ensure that you are using a FHRP: First Hop Redundancy Protocol. 
  • There exists a class of redundancy protocols known as FHRPs (First Hop Redundancy Protocols) that include VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol), HSRP (Hot Standby Router Protocol). HSRP is a Cisco proprietary protocol and VRRP is a standard..

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