PING stops working

PING stops working

Post by lee hit » Thu, 19 Jan 2006 14:00:25


i am having a problem with PING commands suddenly not working
(returning nothing but "request timed out"). the connection itself is
fine -- i can browse the internet, send/retrieve email, do FTPs,
whatever -- it's just the PING command that won't work. if i power
reset the modem or the router, PINGs will start working again. but
after several hours, inevitably they start failing. what could be
causing this?

relevant hardware is a Motorola SURFBoard modem and Linksys BEFSR41
router, ISP is Charter.
 
 
 

PING stops working

Post by riggor9999 » Thu, 19 Jan 2006 19:41:37

What site(s) are you pinging?

Does ping work locally - other pc's, the router, the cable modem?

Many sites block ping. Try pinging www.novell.com ... they don't block
ping.

 
 
 

PING stops working

Post by lee hit » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 03:02:34

On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 05:41:37 -0500, "riggor99999"



google, yahoo, various others -- the issue isn't sites blocking pings,
as i can ping them fine for a while and then all of a sudden the pings
stop working -- across the board. i reset the router or modem, and
they immediately go back to working.


yes, when this happens pings still work on the LAN side. it's only on
the internet side that they stop.
 
 
 

PING stops working

Post by Jan » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 04:56:19


"lee hite" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > schreef in bericht


< yes, when this happens pings still work on the LAN side. it's only on

In my opinion you should take a look at your routersettings, not at the
modem.
 
 
 

PING stops working

Post by lee hit » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 06:24:24

On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 20:56:19 +0100, "Jan" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



ok, i'm game. which ones should i look at? the router is brand new
and i'm pretty sure the only setting i changed on it was the IP
address of the router itself. what setting would cause PINGs to work
sometimes and not others?
 
 
 

PING stops working

Post by Quaoa » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 08:32:34


You can try the FAQs for your router at the vendor's support site.
 
 
 

PING stops working

Post by lee hit » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 11:14:23

On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 16:32:34 -0700, Quaoar < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



nothing there that's relevant at all.
 
 
 

PING stops working

Post by lee hit » Tue, 31 Jan 2006 09:44:51

On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 23:00:25 -0600, lee hite



turns out is was the router. i switched it out and the problem
disappeared. then went back to the original router, and within 12 hrs
the original problem re-appeared. why a router would do that, i have
no idea -- but there you are.

is it just me, or does Linksys just make poor products? seems like i
have problems with a lot of their routers.
 
 
 

PING stops working

Post by Bill M » Tue, 31 Jan 2006 13:55:07

On Sun, 29 Jan 2006 18:44:51 -0600, lee hite




Linksys and Netgear are arguably the top performers in the SOHO router
space, and have been for at least several years, so it might just be
you. Your bad luck, I mean. :)
 
 
 

PING stops working

Post by lee hit » Wed, 01 Feb 2006 05:32:33

On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 04:55:07 GMT, Bill M. < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



yeah, i suspected as much. guess i need to work on my router karma.
:)