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can ping router but not workstations

I have recently been given the task of installing 1600 routers between two locations. After the quick start wizard failed to detect our leased line, I have set the routers up using a recommended procedure from cisco as follows

hostname oelwein!

enable secret cisco


ip subnet-zero

no ip domain-lookup


interface Ethernet0

ip address

interface Serial0

description Leased Line to Boston

ip unnumbered Ethernet0

encapsulation ppp

router rip

version 2


no auto-summary


ip http server

ip classless


line con 0

password console


line aux 0 <*>

line vty 0 4

password telnet

login <*>


end <*>

The other end is the same except for the ip address of and network

I get both interfaces up-up and can ping the other router and also our dsl router at I can't ping any workstations in the network from the network the packets come back unreachable.

Do I have to set up some default routes? I thought the purpose of the routers were to discover these routes and pass them to each other.


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Re: can ping router but not workstations

You should not need to put in static routes if you are running a routing protocol.

Do a 'show ip route' and see if you see a route to the network you are trying to ping. If not, then you are not exchanging routing updates for some reason.

New Member

Re: can ping router but not workstations

Are the gateway addresses set up ok in the pc's?

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