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Standard User Growltiger
(newbie) Sun 13-Feb-11 19:14:45
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How to make router respond to a Ping from the Internet?


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How does one make a BT Home Hub 2 respond to a Ping from the Internet?

I also have a Netgear Router and on its WAN Setup page there is a tick box for telling it to do exactly that.

Thanks.

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Standard User Guest_Again
(legend) Mon 14-Feb-11 01:49:56
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Re: How to make router respond to a Ping from the Internet?


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You should do a google for that for your Home Hub 2.

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Standard User Growltiger
(newbie) Mon 14-Feb-11 13:11:07
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Re: How to make router respond to a Ping from the Internet?


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In reply to a post by Guest_Again:
You should do a google for that for your Home Hub 2.


That is REALLY UNHELPFUL. Thanks. I did Google it without success. Why did you bother to post that message! Troll!


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Standard User systemx
(experienced) Mon 14-Feb-11 13:50:03
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Re: How to make router respond to a Ping from the Internet?


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In reply to a post by Growltiger:
How does one make a BT Home Hub 2 respond to a Ping from the Internet?

I also have a Netgear Router and on its WAN Setup page there is a tick box for telling it to do exactly that.

Thanks.


Have a look in the firewall settings.

settings>advanced settings>application sharing>firewall.
Standard User Guest_Again
(legend) Mon 14-Feb-11 17:41:07
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Re: How to make router respond to a Ping from the Internet?


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In reply to a post by Growltiger:
In reply to a post by Guest_Again:
You should do a google for that for your Home Hub 2.


That is REALLY UNHELPFUL. Thanks. I did Google it without success. Why did you bother to post that message! Troll!
I apologise that it wasn't very helpful but, 1: I don't use BT, or 2: a home hub, it WAS 3: 01:49:56, 4: I was tired, and 5: (and this is a good one) Google.

Hope that helps a little. tongue

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Standard User chris6273
(member) Tue 15-Feb-11 01:35:27
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Re: How to make router respond to a Ping from the Internet?


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Open port 80 on your router and forward it to a server which is connected to your homehub, so it can respond to pings.

I don't think the homehub can respond to pings by itself, you will have to have a machine to respond to them instead.

I hope this helps smile

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Standard User Growltiger
(newbie) Wed 16-Feb-11 23:00:40
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Have a look in the firewall settings.

settings>advanced settings>application sharing>firewall.

I've looked there and there is nothing that helps.
Standard User Growltiger
(newbie) Wed 16-Feb-11 23:07:01
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Open port 80 on your router and forward it to a server which is connected to your homehub, so it can respond to pings.

I don't think the homehub can respond to pings by itself, you will have to have a machine to respond to them instead.

I hope this helps smile


I just did exactly that anyway! I forwarded port 80 to a little web server which is really a dedicated central heating control box. Ping works from here, using the external IP address. But I can't be sure if it works from the internet until I am somewhere else. Thanks.
Standard User Growltiger
(newbie) Thu 17-Feb-11 22:19:08
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It still won't ping from the internet. It pings fine from the local network.

Any more ideas?
Standard User andy88
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 20-Feb-11 14:12:57
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judging by the comments on google,.
The homehub firewall permantly stealths all pings and other attempts to get direct responses, usually a useful thing.

However the suggestion Here at the end of page 1 suggests that the way to resolve it, is to use the DMZ function to send all 'other' traffic to a specific local IP address. This local IP address can then respond to ping.

Ping does not work on port 80, but is an ICMP request, so opening port 80 will have no impact (and if not needed, remove it). NB: DMZ is effectively doing the same for all ports.. .and all types of traffic not otherwise responding to an request that originated on the LAN.
Normally the firewall just dumps that traffic in byte bucket/bin and hence that is why you see no response. Many routers do provide a local response to ICMP/ping and other diagostic commands... the home hub clearly does not.

So as above point (locally) unexpected traffic at something that can respond (even your PC - with its firewall enabled) and it will be fine.
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