- Host address:
- Router: Cisco DPC3825 DOCSIS 3.0 Gateway (user manual)
My home network uses the
192.168.0.0 /24 network for my (mostly wireless) devices. On many other networks I frequent, I'll ping the applicable broadcast address to show all currently live devices in my (Windows 7 x64) results of
arp -a. Pinging the broadcast address of a network helps me to identify devices that are currently communicating on the same network.
In my home network, I'm losing 100% of the packets sent to
arp -a does not show me all of the devices that are live on my network. All devices connect directly to my router and then out to my ISP.
Why am I unable to ping the broadcast address in this network? Logging into the router directly to check the DHCP Client Table is inconvenient.
Update: These ping attempts are made from a computer directly connected to the router via ethernet. I've attempted the same ping attempts from multiple wireless devices to no avail.