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Standard User WannabeMKII
(experienced) Wed 23-Mar-11 12:36:25
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HH3 & Responding to PING/ICMP


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Hi all,

I've recently come over to infinity and so far so good, however, is there a way of setting up the Home Hub 3 to response to PING/ICMP requests, as I can't see how to do it and it won't respond?

Any suggestions welcome.

Thanks.

Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 23-Mar-11 12:46:55
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Re: HH3 & Responding to PING/ICMP


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One way I saw was to put a device in the DMZ and ping that, but that's a nasty hack. I hope there is a way to get the HH3 to respond directly.



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Standard User shtu
(experienced) Wed 23-Mar-11 20:10:39
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Not sure there is with the HH3 - there really isn't a configurable firewall in the BT ones (there is a firewall, but it's very limited in it's adjustability).

On the HH2 you get 3 choices,

Allow outbound - block inbound
Block all
Block nothing

What is it you are trying to do? Responding to ping is usually not needed, a spot of port forwarding or DMZ for the thing you actually need to get to normally does the job.


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Standard User WannabeMKII
(experienced) Wed 23-Mar-11 21:54:45
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I probably should've explained better in my first post.

Basically, I'm looking to setup f8lure to ping my connection to 'backup' any latency issues I may experience and also to check if the connection drops totally.

Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 24-Mar-11 00:46:47
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In reply to a post by WannabeMKII:
I probably should've explained better in my first post.

Basically, I'm looking to setup f8lure to ping my connection to 'backup' any latency issues I may experience and also to check if the connection drops totally.
Well, like the message on that website says:
If anyone knows how to enable ping on BT Home Hubs please email me!




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Standard User WannabeMKII
(experienced) Thu 24-Mar-11 11:24:29
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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
Well, like the message on that website says:
If anyone knows how to enable ping on BT Home Hubs please email me!

I didn't and can't see that bit, but appears there's more than 1 person interested in achieving it without having to buy a new router or open up DMZ to a 'device'.

Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 24-Mar-11 11:49:30
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You'll see it when you've signed up to f8lure. Go on, hang a spare router off the HH3 and put it in the DMZ wink



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Standard User WannabeMKII
(experienced) Thu 24-Mar-11 11:57:41
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You'll see it when you've signed up to f8lure.

Lol, I've been in that page many a time and never spotted that before.

In reply to a post by BatBoy:
Go on, hang a spare router off the HH3 and put it in the DMZ wink

What a backwards way I doing it... Seems a bit of a waste of electric to stick a router on the end of it just to respond to pings and no other reason. I wonder why BT don't have it on their routers? Perhaps they don't want people being able to monitor latency smile

I've also heard that it can cause a slow down in responses for general web browsing, as it tries to access the DMZ first before checking anything else on the network?

Is this the case?

Does something have to be on DMZ to respond to a ping, or is there a port that could be forwarded to a device to respond?

Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 24-Mar-11 12:11:03
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Jeez, let me know if it works laugh



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Standard User WannabeMKII
(experienced) Thu 24-Mar-11 12:32:42
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Does something have to be on DMZ to respond to a ping, or is there a port that could be forwarded to a device to respond?

A quick Google reveals this isn't possible and that something on the DMZ is the only option with a HH3 (and HH2 for that matter).

So two choices, DMZ or new router that responds to pings.

Hmmm, don't really want to spend the money, so looks like I'll have to add something to DMZ, or just not worry at all...

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