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Netopia R5300 - Adding a Static Route

Netopia R5300 - Adding a Static Route

Netopia R5300 - Adding a Static Route

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I'm trying to add a few static routes to my Netopia R5300. A client has just had a circuit run and placed a Cisco Router and PIX firewall at our location. Then I was given some static routes to add to our own router, which looked straightforward enough. The Netopia's private address is 10.0.2.1 (the default gateway for the workstations), and the PIX is connected to a switch with a static IP of 10.0.2.9.

The static route looks as such:

destination: (appropriate IP) mask: 255.255.255.255 gateway: 10.0.2.9 (the PIX)

When I restart the Netopia and sit at a workstation to attempt a trace, it goes first to 10.0.2.1, then proceeds to time out. Shouldn't it hit 10.0.2.9 first?

Does anybody have any idea what I'm doing wrong?

RE: Netopia R5300 - Adding a Static Route

The PIX firewall, if it's set up properly, will not be seen.  Firewall's are generally quiet machines.  They will take traffic and drop or send it on without ever being noticed.  If the Administrator was being smart about it, you shouldn't even be able to PING the firewall.  Thus, the firewall will not respond to a trace route command.

The TRACERT diagnostic utility determines the route taken to a destination by sending Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo packets with varying IP Time-To-Live (TTL) values to the destination.  It is very likely that the firewall has been set up to deny access to any ICMP traffic (PING, TRACERT, ETC.)

These are great tools for troubleshooting, but if the Admin has killed these services, it just won't work.

Garrett Carter
CCNA

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