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Standard User wolvesmad
(knowledge is power) Sat 25-Jan-20 23:44:17
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No Ping on WAN - options?


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I have a Huawei HG612 plugged into a D-Link DIR882 which D-Link removed ping on WAN.

I tried DD-WRT earlier but it was buggy and the WiFi speeds were appalling so it's back on stock firmware now.

How can I use BQM with this setup? Stick my Sky Q box in the DMZ or get a raspberry pie?

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 26-Jan-20 00:50:31
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Would putting the HG612 in modem/router mode and turning off its DHCP work? Set that to respond to pings and treating the D-Link as an extension router. I'm assuming the HG612 is unlocked.

Normally of course we would keep DHCP on in the first router and turn it off in the extension, but the above might work.

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Standard User wolvesmad
(knowledge is power) Sun 26-Jan-20 09:25:43
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It is unlocked yes.

Would I need to turn the firewall off on the D-Link and UPNP?

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 26-Jan-20 11:13:26
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I doubt it, but donít ďknowĒ. Probably others will.

IIIRC with the usual setting up of extension routers itís just that one that has DHCP turned off.

Having said that, Iíd had a tiring day, and canít remember now what made me suggest the unusual way. Try leaving the HG612 DHCP on first and turning it off in the D-Link, which is the usual way.

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 26-Jan-20 13:34:25
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In reply to a post by wolvesmad:
How can I use BQM with this setup? Stick my Sky Q box in the DMZ or get a raspberry pie?

If you can't change the router to one not made by D-Link (as that is a stupid firmware decision) then I would not put your Q box in the DMZ as it could easily be attacked. The DMZ means "no protection for this item". So a raspberry pie is a cheap option. Consider ditching the D-Link.

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 26-Jan-20 13:35:21
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In reply to a post by wolvesmad:
Would I need to turn the firewall off on the D-Link and UPNP?

You would need to, and it would probably give you hassles with gaming (e.g. XBox/PS etc). Many people turn UPNP off these days, recommended if you find you don't need it, keep it off.

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Standard User wolvesmad
(knowledge is power) Tue 28-Jan-20 09:52:14
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I'm not going to ditch the D-Link as it's wireless performance is very impressive for the price I paid for it.

What ports do ICMP Echo requests use if I go down the Raspberry PI route?

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 28-Jan-20 10:01:34
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Have you tried my suggestion smile ?

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 28-Jan-20 11:51:44
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ICMP doesn't use ports as it is not TCP or UDP. You cannot "port forward" ICMP.

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Standard User wolvesmad
(knowledge is power) Wed 29-Jan-20 12:18:15
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Not yet. Flipping over to the EE Hub later. Getting a lot of buffering over 5Ghz on the D-Link for some reason.

I believe the EE Smart Hub supports ping on wan so will use that on BQM.

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Edited by wolvesmad (Wed 29-Jan-20 14:30:37)

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