SOHO RIPv2 redistribution to OSPF on Cisco 2900

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Jul 28th, 2012
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I am having a problem reaching a soho linksys e1000 router through a second hop cisco 2900 router.

Here is a brief topology of the network: I am using OSPF area 100 for all networks except for on R1 to E1000 which is RIPv2

R1 directly connects to R2 with a point-to-point serial on network /30 with ip

R1 directly connects to a a switchport using network /24 with ip

R3 directly connects to a switchport using network /25 with ip

R3 directly connects to a different cisco router using ethernet on network with ip

E1000 directly connects to a switchport using network /24 with ip

The switch has a vlan ip on /25

I can ping from R1 to E1000

I can ping from R3 to R1

I can't ping from R3 to E1000

show ip route on R2 indicates that network is reachable via the serial connection on

I have redistributed rip to ospf area 100 and OSPF to RIP on R1

I am wondering why R1 can reach E1000 on network, and why R3 can reach R1s newtork, but R3 can't reach the E1000.

There is an R2 router than can reach R1 and also cannot reach E1000, but I assume it's for the same reasons R3 can't, so I've ommitted the remainder of that topology for this question.

Thanks for any insight!

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John Blakley Sat, 07/28/2012 - 09:04
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When you're redistributing from ospf to rip, you need to make sure that you have a metric specified. Under the rip process, make sure that you have:

router rip

redistribute ospf 100 metric 2



orthostaticindi... Sat, 07/28/2012 - 12:59
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here are the processes I have setup:

router ospf 100

redistribute rip metric 2

network area 0

network area 0

network area 0


router rip

version 2

redistribute ospf 100 metric 2


I am still able to reach the E1000 on router 1, but not through router 3.

Also, here is the routing table for router 3 is subnetted, 3 subnets

O [110/2] via, 00:03:12, FastEthernet0/1

C is directly connected, Loopback0

O [110/65] via, 00:03:12, Serial0/0 is variably subnetted, 4 subnets, 2 masks

C is directly connected, Serial0/0

O [110/128] via, 00:03:12, Serial0/0

C is directly connected, FastEthernet0/1

C is directly connected, FastEthernet0/0

O [110/74] via, 00:03:12, Serial0/0

John Blakley Sun, 07/29/2012 - 06:06
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What does the other routing table say? The bigger issue I think that may be going on is that you've set version 2 on this router. This will restrict to send/receive only version 2 whereas if your other router (E1000) only supports, or is hard set to version 1, it won't see the other routes. You could try to set this to version 1 to see if that resolves the issue for you. (or the better option would be to enable version 2 on the E1000 if it supports it.)

router rip

version 1



orthostaticindi... Sun, 07/29/2012 - 17:19
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Well, after running debug ip rip, I discovered that no rip updates are being sent over the ethernet link between the e1000 and R1. After reading up further on dd-wrt, I've found that it needs to be set to gateway if that router manages my wan. I setup a couple of static routes and now all the routers can ping each other, but I'll have to statically mange anything off of the e1000 or set it to RIPv2.

I'm not too thrilled with the limited support and documentation with the dd-wrt firmware. It's a fantastic project, and I am sure with more experience and in-depth knowledge of linux, I could navigate the CLI and figure out what my e1000 capabilities are.

Thanks for the suggestions, I should have been running the debug a long time ago.


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