I have a cellular router that currently has a 3G SIM card plugged into it. I'd like to be able to access the devices behind my router by sending and receiving data over cellular WAN.
As a first step, I'd simply like to be able to
ping my router by the cellular ip address from a remote machine and verify "reach-ability".
The cellular ip address is dynamically assigned, but that's fine for this test.
Much to my surprise, the ping did not work:
Pinging 32.178.x.y with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Ping statistics for 32.178.x.y: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
Next, I tried a
tracert to see where the failure was occurring:
Tracing route to mobile-32-178-x-y.mycingular.net [32.178.x.y] over a maximum of 30 hops: 1 * * * Request timed out.
Is this not a public ip address from my provider? Why would this address not be reachable?