Static routes tell routing information that a networking device cannot learn automatically through other means. The need for static routing can arise in cases where RIP is disabled on the LAN or a remote network is beyond the one that is directly connected to a remote node.
A form of routing that has permanent routes between networks programmed into every route.
Static routing limits you to fixed routing tables, as opposed to dynamically updating the routing tables.
Routing made with static entries in the route table.
Forwarding data in a network via a fixed path.
Routing limited to fixed routing tables, as opposed to dynamically updated routing tables. See also dynamic routing; routing; routing table.
Routing in which the routes are manually entered into the routing table.
Static routing describes a system that does not implement adaptive routing. In these systems routes through a data network are described by fixed paths (statically). These routes are usually entered into the router by the system administrator.