Why a static route on the custom switches?

Good afternoon. Configure smart switch (TP-Link T1700X-16TS). There arose a question, why do static routes and routing table on the switch. The default was like this:
ip 192.168.0.1
routing:
dst 0.0.0.0
mask - /24
next hop is 192.168.0.100
distance - 1

The question is, what is the next hop, and why there is no route (go where the traffic is)? And after removing this route, I access not lost, in LAN also connect to it, why then do the route again this is not a router?
June 8th 19 at 16:54
4 answers
June 8th 19 at 16:56
Solution
This is the default gateway. To work in a deployed a corporate network for example, which is clearly more than one network of a class C To hit in the face with the other subnets. To update the firmware. To work NTP. For user authentication, if supported. For everything in General.
June 8th 19 at 16:58
Solution
There arose a question, why do static routes and routing table on the switch.

at least for the control of other networks and connect to NTP. If You bother to write a model, maybe You googled would be more options
The issue was corrected, the model TP-Link T1700X-16TS - Jamil_Kessler82 commented on June 8th 19 at 17:01
June 8th 19 at 17:00
Solution
This is the default route. IP, which is managed may reside on another network and switch need to know where to send the traffic.
And what of the next hop, it is rout? Let's say I have
the ip switch is 192.168.0.1
the ip of the PC on a different network 192.168.2.2
the ip of the router 192.168.2.1

To control this switch with this PC, you need to do so?
dst 192.168.2.2
mask - /24
next hop is 192.168.2.1
distance - 1 - Jamil_Kessler82 commented on June 8th 19 at 17:03
next hop Is the next hop for routing (distance 1 - a default route). This is the route.
Just the specifics of equipment are writing the next hop and not the default gateway - Jamil_Kessler82 commented on June 8th 19 at 17:06
Means I specify the interface on which the available next hop and the next hop. Thanks, like understood, I will experiment. - sven28 commented on June 8th 19 at 17:09
June 8th 19 at 17:02
The so-called "address of the gateway of last resort".

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