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When I try to ping my server from somewhere other than my local network, if finds the host, but returns as a lost packet.

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I have my server plugged into a Linksys WRT610N router, and when I bypassed the router and went strait to the server the ping worked perfectly.

So, the problem lies with the Linksys router, but I cannot find anything that would fix it. I have DMZ set to forward everything to my server.

Anyone know how to fix this?

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migrated from Apr 10 '11 at 21:21

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According to this reply in the Linksys UK forum, all you need to do is to Uncheck Filter Anonymous Internet Requests.


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I tried that earlier, and it doesn't work. Thanks though! – sman591 Apr 19 '11 at 3:32

AFAIK Linksys's are blocking ICMP requests by default, anyway You can disable it in some of models

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Do you know of a suitable router that doesn't block them? – sman591 Apr 10 '11 at 21:33
Euhm... No... Linksys does not block ICMP by default... – Bart De Vos Apr 10 '11 at 21:44
@TiZion Linksys does for this router evidently – sman591 Apr 19 '11 at 3:33

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