Cisco 2911- Gateway of last resort not set

I have a new Cisco 2911 I am attempting to configure which will be replacing a Cisco 1761 that I inherited.  I have duplicated all of the existing interface info that was set in the 1761, etc onto the new router but I am still getting "Gateway of last resort not set" when running "show ip route".  I am trying to determine what I'm missing.  Note that this router is not active on the network so both interfaces are "down".  I'm not sure if that should affect anything or not.

Brief EX.  

Interface 1 (WAN):
GE 0/0 =

Interface 2 (To local network):
GE 0/1 =

ip  default-gateway
ip route

Thanks in advance for any help.  I'm still fairly new to Cisco routing.
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NetExpert Network Solutions Pte LtdTechnical SpecialistCommented:
have you enabled license on this router. can you collect #sh version command output from the router
sciggsAuthor Commented:
CORE-ROUTE-2911#sh version
Cisco IOS Software, C2900 Software (C2900-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 15.4(3)M3, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
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Compiled Fri 05-Jun-15 13:24 by prod_rel_team

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 15.0(1r)M16, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

CORE-ROUTE-2911 uptime is 10 hours, 11 minutes
System returned to ROM by reload at 23:54:35 EST Tue Sep 1 2015
System image file is "flash0:c2900-universalk9-mz.SPA.154-3.M3.bin"
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Cisco CISCO2911/K9 (revision 1.0) with 487424K/36864K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FJC1932A0LU
3 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
1 terminal line
DRAM configuration is 64 bits wide with parity enabled.
255K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
255488K bytes of ATA System CompactFlash 0 (Read/Write)

License Info:

License UDI:

Device#   PID                   SN
*1        CISCO2911/K9          FJC1932A0LU

Technology Package License Information for Module:'c2900'

Technology    Technology-package                  Technology-package
              Current              Type           Next reboot
ipbase        ipbasek9             Permanent      ipbasek9
security      None                 None           None
uc            None                 None           None
data          None                 None           None
NtwkEss       None                 None           None
CollabPro     None                 None           None

Configuration register is 0x2102

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NetExpert Network Solutions Pte LtdTechnical SpecialistCommented:
None of the licenses are installed in your router. You need to activate the license on your router

Have you got any router license details from the vendor

The below URL will help u to understand about license activation
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sciggsAuthor Commented:
I did not receive any licensing information from the vendor?  I believe all that I received was the SMARTNet Contract Notification Report.
sciggsAuthor Commented:
Ok, I registered my device in the Cisco licensing portal.

Here is what I see:

License ID            QTY            Product Name            Valid until            PAK/Token            Created date
54******             1            ISRG2_MFGINSTALL            Permanent            NA            08/05/2015      
                             1            SL-29-IPB-K9                            Permanent          NA            08/05/2015

Licensed Features            Quantity      
ipbasek9                                       1

Is the ipbasek9 licensed feature enough for what I need to add the static route?
yes ipbasek9 is enough. it may be that routing is not enabled in the config? try "ip routing" and see if that makes a difference. if not then as you suggest it may be because interfaces are down. under gig0/0, add "no keepalive" which should make the int come up without cable connected. or you could just connect the interfaces together with a crossover to make then come up.

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sciggsAuthor Commented:
I enabled ip routing (think I had already done that), but it did not change my "ip static route" output.
Ok, I added the "no keepalive" setting to both ge0/0 and ge0/1 and looks to have fixed the issue!  How does this look?

CORE-ROUTE-2911#show ip static route
Codes: M - Manual static, A - AAA download, N - IP NAT, D - DHCP,
       G - GPRS, V - Crypto VPN, C - CASA, P - Channel interface processor,
       B - BootP, S - Service selection gateway
       DN - Default Network, T - Tracking object
       L - TL1, E - OER, I - iEdge
       D1 - Dot1x Vlan Network, K - MWAM Route
       PP - PPP default route, MR - MRIPv6, SS - SSLVPN
       H - IPe Host, ID - IPe Domain Broadcast
       U - User GPRS, TE - MPLS Traffic-eng, LI - LIIN
       IR - ICMP Redirect
Codes in []: A - active, N - non-active, B - BFD-tracked, D - Not Tracked, P - permanent

Static local RIB for default

M [1/0] via [N]

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that looks like what you should see. when routing is enabled there will be a route if you configure one but not a default-gateway. if you disabled routing, the opposite would be true.
sciggsAuthor Commented:
For reference, below is the output from our current 1761 router in use.  Here, it specifically mentions the gateway of last resort.  Is this because IP routing is disabled?

Core-Route-1#show ip route
Codes: C - connected, S - static, R - RIP, M - mobile, B - BGP
       D - EIGRP, EX - EIGRP external, O - OSPF, IA - OSPF inter area
       N1 - OSPF NSSA external type 1, N2 - OSPF NSSA external type 2
       E1 - OSPF external type 1, E2 - OSPF external type 2
       i - IS-IS, su - IS-IS summary, L1 - IS-IS level-1, L2 - IS-IS level-2
       ia - IS-IS inter area, * - candidate default, U - per-user static route
       o - ODR, P - periodic downloaded static route

Gateway of last resort is to network

S* [1/0] via

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no, g/w of last resort is not the same as "default-gateway". if you have a cisco switch working as a switch, see what that says. it will be the same as a router with routing disabled.

given you have a router and intend to use it as such, its not really an issue. its  becoming more relevant these days with the number of layer 3 switches being used as routers, hence mentioning it to you. what you have now looks to be correct and working as required.

one other piece of possibly useful info - if routing is disabled on a device then "show ip route" will come back with nothing. normally in such cases, "show default-gateway" will show the configured gateway address.
sciggsAuthor Commented:
Oddly enough, after a couple of days of not checking this, I looked at the static routes again today and it says not set again. I've confirmed all of the steps as previous to this and that the config was saved.

I want to say maybe it's because the interfaces are down, but it did show the static route at some point, so why not now?
NetExpert Network Solutions Pte LtdTechnical SpecialistCommented:
The routes  will appear in the routing table, only if the interfaces are in up state. If the interfaces are down, routes will not appear in the routing table

Have you Chedked the speed and duplex setting on your router as well as the remote router

Can u collect #sh run and paste the output here
correct, if interface related to default route or any other route is down, route goes away from routing table. "sh log" might indicate when it happened and why.
sciggsAuthor Commented:
Thanks, guys.  I migrated the old routers today to the new 2911's and everything is working great.  Bandwidth has doubled and all of the static routes are set as expected.
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