WRT160N v3 static routes to USR 8054

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by dalexop, May 3, 2011.

  1. dalexop

    dalexop Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi folks,
    here's a bizarre question.

    I have static routes setup between these two routers.

    The US Robotics WAN port is connected to LAN Port 2 on the WRT 160N
    The WRT 160 N is then connected to the internet via its LAN port.

    I have a static route pointing the USR to the WRT over the WAN port.
    I have another static route from the WRT pointing back to the USR router via Eport 2.

    I can ping hosts from the USR to the WRT.
    I cannot ping hosts from the WRT over to those on the USR.

    The Route Tables look good, entries are complete.

    Are there service codes or diagnstics I can look at to see what the WRT Router is trying to do ?

  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Is there a firewall on your WAN port of the USR router?
  3. dalexop

    dalexop Networkin' Nut Member

    Hey Toxic !

    Yes sir, but I entered a rule to allow all traffic.

    I think that the Ping from USR LAN through WAN to WRT LAN would not work if the F/W was enabled.
    The return ping would be filtered, since it's traversing IP subnets.

    If I run TraceRT, the USR side understands that there is a local interface to hit prior to the remote subnet.

    TraceRT on the WRT never see's it's own LAN interface.

    I really wish there was a diagnostics screen showing packet status.
    The Routing Table looks OK funny enough.
  4. dalexop

    dalexop Networkin' Nut Member

    I've worked for a while trying to understand whether packets were being dropped, or they were not routerd properly.
    the USRobotics box is an old router and has its share of challenges.

    I ended up going with another Linksys 160N from eBay.
    This should clear up my issues pretty quickly.

    I'll update this thread once I fix this for good !
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