Static routes are used in networking to add routes to the routing table. In simple networks or when you only have a few routers, static routes are great since they are simply to configure and don’t have any overhead like routing protocols do. In more complex networks, with many different paths and/or routers, static routing might not be a good idea since it’s a manual process. When any of your links fails, you have to change your static routes. These lessons cover topics where static routes are used.