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March 16th, 2020 Go to comments

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Question 1

Question 2


The reported distance (or advertised distance) is the cost from the neighbor to the destination. It is calculated from the router advertising the route to the network. For example in the topology below, suppose router A & B are exchanging their routing tables for the first time. Router B says “Hey, the best metric (cost) from me to IOWA is 50 and the metric from you to IOWA is 90” and advertises it to router A. Router A considers the first metric (50) as the Advertised distance. The second metric (90), which is from NEVADA to IOWA (through IDAHO), is called the Feasible distance.


The reported distance is calculated in the same way of calculating the metric. By default (K1 = 1, K2 = 0, K3 = 1, K4 = 0, K5 = 0), the metric is calculated as follows:


-> Answer A is not correct.

Feasible successor is the backup route. To be a feasible successor, the route must have an Advertised distance (AD) less than the Feasible distance (FD) of the current successor route -> Answer B is correct.

Feasible distance (FD): The sum of the AD plus the cost between the local router and the next-hop router. The router must calculate the FD of all paths to choose the best path to put into the routing table.

Note: Although the new CCNA exam does not have EIGRP topic but you should learn the basic knowledge of this routing protocol.

Comments (2) Comments
  1. Anonymous
    April 28th, 2020

    can you have a look on explanation of Q2.

    “suppose router A & B are exchanging their routing tables for the first time”

    I think it should be between Router A & C via router B, can you have a look please.

  2. JD
    July 20th, 2020

    Why there are EIGRP questions? CCNA official cert guide by Wendell Odom does not describe EIGRP. Also Exam Topics on Cisco site do not include EIGRP in the 200-301 exam. Did anyone had a question on EIGRP on the new exam???

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