Monday, July 31, 2006

Enabling Ping on Speedtouch WL780

By default you can't ping the speedtouch WL780 from the internet, I'm not paranoid about security so I wanted to enable it. Todo this telnet to the router and login. The execute the command: service system ifadd name=PING_RESPONDER group=wan This should enabled ICMP from the internet which then means you can use a service such as l8nc to monitor your internet connection. I currently have l8nc graphing my connection.

7 comments:

tom fruk.net said...

as l8nc is broken you can use www.fruk.net f8lure as a replacement :)

Found your site searching for how the hell to enable ping on the speedtouches!

Tom

Anonymous said...

YES YES YES FINALLY

Bloody Speedtouches

Anonymous said...

Thx. Using Pingplotter myself and it was a real pain that my Speedtoch didn't reply.

Anonymous said...

That did the trick for me, thanks very much!

codemonkey said...

Nice! Thanks for the info - works on 585v7

Anonymous said...

Works on a Speedtouch 5x6 series modem router too.. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

... one point to note, after running this, had to issue a "saveall" (I can't recall exact spelling of command or if it had underscore) to commit the change to flash otherwise it gets lost on reboot of router.