ping and tracert question

By dtlam76 ·
I can currently access the internet and browse on my home network however when I try to ping or tracert I get a timeout response.

Could this be that my firewall or the firewall of the destination address is denying a reply?

And if so how do I check this?

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Sounds like you are blocking ICMP

by IC-IT In reply to ping and tracert questio ...

Here is a nice little article on types of ICMP traffic and shows examples of good and bad.

It may be denied in your router or the firewall.

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by Triathlete1981 In reply to ping and tracert questio ...

If this is your home network, you're probably uses one of those cheap Linksys or Netgears and they usually allow echoes into the network.

Check the router anyway. As long as you can access the Internet with your browser, there's no connection problem. And is the ping/tracert come back timeout for every address?

Pinging (ICMP) does not have a particular port assigned to it. You would have to enable echo replies on the router.

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by dtlam76 In reply to Possibly

Your right on the dime. I do have one of those cheap linksys routers. WRT54g to be exact.

I will have to look at my router settings when I get home and see if that is an option to enable that.

thanks for your help guys.

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