[clug] ADSL modem woes

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Thu Aug 21 04:14:24 GMT 2008

Normally you wouldn't ping the modem but the router or PC behind it.
Do you know the IP address that your friend is getting from Telstra?

Could also be that Telstra block ICMP (ping) packets coming in as they
are not normally up to any good going out to an ADSL customer, unless
said customer has a static IP address.

If your friends PC or router has, eg., an SSH server running on it,
then you could try telnet'ing to port 22 of her IP address and see if
TCP packets can get through on that port.


Bob Edwards.

Pilcher, Fred wrote:
> I've been helping a friend move into the light, and I want to set up
> remote access via krfb.
> Problem is that I can't connect to her Telstra ADSL modem, nor can I
> even ping it, though she can ping me. I can't see anyhing in the modem
> settings that would be blocking ping responses or remote connections.
> Does anyone have any ideas?
> Cheers,
> Fred 
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