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a quick help, what config must i add to my 1700series router. i want to be able to ping my lan interface from remote router, the wan interface is reachable from the remote, am a novice, tho familiar with cisco commands

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Re: routing

Make sure you have default gateway configure. I think is probable already setup since you said you can ping from remote. When you try to ping the LAN interface from, need to specify the source you are ping the LAN ip of the router:



Protocol [ip]:

Target IP address:

Repeat count [5]:

Datagram size [100]:

Timeout in seconds [2]:

Extended commands [n]: y

Source address or interface:

Type of service [0]:

Set DF bit in IP header? [no]:

Validate reply data? [no]:

Data pattern [0xABCD]:

Loose, Strict, Record, Timestamp, Verbose[none]:

Sweep range of sizes [n]:

Type escape sequence to abort.

Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echos to, timeout is 2 seconds:

Packet sent with a source address of


Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max = 576/581/588 ms

Re: routing

I'm assuming this is a private WAN and the internet is not involved.

If that is the case, then it will most likely be a case of ACL's denying the ICMP packets (which you can check by either looking at the ACL in the config, or if you are not comfortable with that, add a deny any to the end with a log and if you have logging buffered enabled you will see a syslog message telling you it has been denied when you do show log). Or it's as simple as you have forgotten to put a default route pointing back out of the WAN interface, if you don't use default then you will need an entry for the network that sourced the ICMP back out of the WAN.

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Re: routing


step 1: enter the config mode of the router you want to make reachable from remote router.

cisco>enable (to enter enable mode)

cisco#config t (to enter config mode)

step 2: enter the ethernet interface

cisco#int eth XXX

step 3: assign ip address to the ethernet interface in interface mode

with command ip addresss x.x.x.x x.x.x.x

now enable static routing on router to make the subnet assigned reachable when you ping from remote router.

ip route x.x.x.x. x.x.x.x next hop


rate if it helps

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Re: routing

The network is a private WAN there is a default static route to the gateway in my case the satellite modem.

Fastethernet port connected to modem the ethernet port connects to my LAN from remote am reaching the wan port...there is no ACLs in my router, i think its a route i need to add but cannt figure it out..thank for the coming ideas

Re: routing

In that case, as the ICMP is directed at the LAN interface you will be able to run a debug ip packet against an ACL.

Create an ACL matching the protocol icmp and the source and dst then do debug ip packet detail then the ACL number. This will show you the packet entering the router, if you dont see anything, it didn't make it and the issue is downstream.

Forgot to mention if you are connected via vty, then you will need to do :-

term mon

to view the output of the debug

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