Cisco Catalyst 2960G Switch Routing

The 2960G is a great gig switch that is being pulled from corporations and flooding the grey market. The switch is great for home lab use etc. Most people do not know that if you are running a later version of IOS on it it will also do layer 3 routing! this is how you enable it.

 

first log into the console

next elevate your permissions using the enable command

now type in the following command sdm prefer lanbase-routing

and hit enter to confirm

you will need to reload the switch so it enables the ability to do routing on the switch

after the reboot log back in and enable your login again

next enter Configure Termiinal

you should be at a (Conf) prompt

now enter ip route and hit enter

you are now all set to create routing statements on the switch such as

ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1