Can't ping remote network over RAS connection
Posted on 1998-08-12
We have a group of about 5 NT 4.0 workstations and 3 servers, all of which have RAS installed and all but one of which work just fine. All the machines are on a LAN of course, and all have only one NIC.
We're using RAS to establish a PPP connection to a remote server, after which we expect to be able to telnet, ftp, or ping various other nodes on the remote network. The one machine that's giving us fits will connect, and successfully establishes the PPP connection, but can't access any resource on the remote network. It can ping itself and that's it. It can't even ping the PPP server it dialed into!
It's configured to "Use default gateway on remote network". In fact it appears to be configured exactly like other workstations which are working fine. One thing that's odd is that when I ping the remote network, the modem lights do not blink (neither TX nor RX).
I've done a thorough ransacking of newsgroups and the Microsoft Knowledge Base, but they've been no help so far. There was a Registry issue on this machine recently, so I'm wondering if some subtle Registry setting got clobbered. I've deinstalled and reinstalled RAS several times; also to no avail.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.