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cant ping or traceroute

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by fartbarker, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. fartbarker

    fartbarker Network Guru Member

    Using WRT54G diagnostics and cant ping anything or traceroute
    cant ping from win dos prompt
    cant ping from mac os x

    i can download and browse the web from windows and mac with no problem

    is there a setting on my router thats preventing this?

    PING www.yahoo.akadns.net ( 56 data bytes
    --- www.yahoo.akadns.net ping statistics ---
    5 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss

    traceroute gives request timed out on 2nd hop
  2. fartbarker

    fartbarker Network Guru Member

  3. fartbarker

    fartbarker Network Guru Member

  4. EricG

    EricG Guest

    I’m having, what I believe to be, an identical situation whilst troubleshooting a friend’s router. I get no response from the default address of the router, but I am able to receive traffic through it. Tracert gives me “*†for all fields at the point that should register as the router’s address, but continues flawlessly afterwards; beginning at my isp.

    Basically, what I’m trying to get at is that you’re probably bricked, but this could be temporary. Be sure you have set yourself up with a static IP that corresponds to the router’s range, and then try this address:


    Also, do a search on this forum for “brick†for some additional helpful suggestions. Honestly though, the above didn’t work for me – it goes into failsafe mode, but responds to no pings; consequently, tftp isn’t going to work.
  5. fartbarker

    fartbarker Network Guru Member

    I'm not sure what brick means. I did a forum search on that and I don't think the router is broke. My internet works great on 2 computers. I can acces the router web utility and change settings. I just cant ping any websites or traceroute.

    My comp can ping the router btw.
  6. fartbarker

    fartbarker Network Guru Member

    okay now I can traceroute all the way up to the final hop then it times out

    I have not made any settings changes and still cannot ping

    web surfing and downloading still work flawlessly

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