Next hop identifies the IP address of the next router inline to forward the packet to.
- Connected networks and Local networks do not have a next hop
- The first next hop address in the routing table is for the RIP route to network 172.16.2.0/24. The next hop is 18.104.22.168
- The next hop to get to the network 172.16.3.0/24 is 22.214.171.124
- Looking at the RIP route to the 126.96.36.199/30 network, it's next hop is 188.8.131.52