reply from Destination host unre

February 10, 2010 at 03:42:05
Specs: Windows XP
Hi every. i am running a WAN connection, but i get this error message from my Lan WHEN I ping the router fromm some of the system "reply from Destination host unreachable." and good reply time when i ping from other systems. when the reply time in the error systems turn normal it moves the error message to non error system and vice verse. Any solution please

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February 10, 2010 at 04:11:24
It sounds to me like the PC's which are getting the "Destination host unreachable" don't have an IP address?

Go to the Command Prompt and enter 'IPConfig'. The system will return an IP address. If it begins with 169. then you dont have a valid IP address.

If this is the case type 'IPConfig / release' and then 'IPConfig / renew' to obtain a valid address. If the address returned starts again with 169. then there is likely to be a problem with the connection to the router, the DHCP server on the router, or the DHCP scope is too narrow.

Hope this helps.

Dean Spencer
Eitex IT Support Yorkshire

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February 10, 2010 at 05:27:09
thanks Fitex but i am still having the same issue. at present i have to configure another ethernet port on the router but the issue is that when pinging the router from 6 PCs i receive Good reply from 4 system and 2 other gives me "reply from Destination host unreachable.". After approximately 10mins the 2 of the systems starts to ping well while the other 4 start to give wrong ping value "reply from Destination host unreachable.". and vice verse. Also if i restart the router the whole system start to ping well....... any other solution please

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February 10, 2010 at 06:33:44
post the results of an ipconfig /all from one of the pcs for review.

Sure sounds like a defective router but lets check a few things first.

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February 10, 2010 at 06:49:46
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : hostname
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VM Network
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-**-**-**-**-**
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

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February 10, 2010 at 07:53:29
The above interface has an IP address in the following subnet:

and your original question quoted an error message as follows:

reply from Destination host unreachable

Compare the two IP's:

Combine this with a subnet mask of and you have two separate subnets that cannot speak to each other.

I see you have the above interface set to:

DHCP Enabled = No

You either need to enable DHCP and let the computer get it's TCP/IP settings from the router's DHCP server, or, you'll have to manually assign it an IP in the same subnet (ie: and change the Default Gateway IP to match the IP of your router's LAN interface (likely

I would try DHCP first.

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February 10, 2010 at 10:13:39
not working any other help

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February 10, 2010 at 11:24:58
What is not working Princeemy?

Your not being able to ping a nonexistant ip or that perhaps you made the wrong static ip assignment on your workstation?

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February 10, 2010 at 23:31:44
In the process i discovered that when i run a repair on the network connection the issue tends to ping well

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February 11, 2010 at 01:54:04
restart router

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February 11, 2010 at 06:34:38
Ping what Princeemy?

You started this thread pinging an ip address that according to your workstation ipconfig does not exist in your network.

You clearly set your workstation ip manually [that is what dhcp = no means] to an ip not in the subnet you were pinging.

So do you want to fix this and get back in the game or just respond with one liners that don't make any difference to anything?

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February 11, 2010 at 07:36:17
i have restarted the router and the issue remains the same

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February 11, 2010 at 07:43:40
You've been told plainly by both myself and wanderer and you have NOT listened to either one of us yet. If you had, your problem would likely have been fixed a day or two ago.

Reread my previous post (#5) and wanderer's last one (#10).

Or just follow this advice:

Change that PC's TCP/IP settings to "automatic" (ie: DHCP) and then reboot it with it plugged into your router's LAN port

I'm not saying another word to you after this post. If you can't follow simple advice I'm done with you, you're on your own.

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February 15, 2010 at 06:45:16
@ curt R
thanks For your response and the Help

the Ip address Used here was for example..
My Ip address is15.152.2.1

I have this as the Router Ip
This have been the configuration for 5years and and it has not been giving problem. UNTIL nOW

You advise me to change to DHCP but the kind of work we are doing Here will not allow me to change to that.

| am ping the Router IP address From different Machines and i noticed that :
after a while some of the system start showing this
"reply from Destination host unreachable."
While Other will be replying normally.
After sometime again the system that was not replying well will start to reply well while the system that was replying well will start showing "reply from Destination host unreachable.".........
Pls can you suggest what could be the issue...Thanks

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