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Sonicwall SOHO3, Cisco 678 Qwest DSL

Posted on 2003-03-14
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Last Modified: 2012-05-04
Sonicwall SOHO3 set up as my DHCP server issuing private IPs to my local LAN (Win 2k machines)

connected to a Cisco 678 DSL Router connected to Qwest DSL

When my Cisco is configured to pull is IP info via DHCP from Qwest, everything works fine, Sonicwall pulls its WAN IP info from the Cisco, the Cisco gets a WAN IP and and IP of, the Sonicwall receives an IP of and a gateway of and subnets of

Like I said, the above works perfectly, the LAN computers get IPs in the 192.168.168.x range, they use (sonicwall internal IP) as they're gateway, they can surf the net, access email, the sonicwall protects us, we're happy, yada yada....

Now.... I leased a block of static IPs from Qwest, got assigned thru  The label .128 as Reserved Network, .134 as Reserved Gateway, .135 as Reserved Broadcast, and the other 5 as user assignable.

Here's what I do to configure the Cisco 678
set nat disable
set dhcp server disable
set ppp wan0-0 ipcp
set ppp wan0-0 dns
set ppp wan0-0 login ktpc1
set ppp wan0-0 password xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
set int eth0 address
set int eth0 netmask
set int wan0-0 disable
set int wan0-0 close
set int wan0-0 vpi 0
set int wan0-0 vci 32
set int wan0-0 enable


I configure the Sonicwall to work in NAT enabled mode
I keep the LAN IP at the mask as
I set the WAN Gateway address as
I set the sonicwall WAN (NAT Public address) as (the first of my five user assignable)
I set the sonicwall WAN subnet as
I set the DNS servers to and (per Qwest)

I cannot surf the web, check email, nothing from my workstations.  

Here's what I can do

From the Cisco - I can tracert all the way to the DNS servers (and presumably beyond)

From the sonicwall I can tracert as far as (the WAN IP of the Cisco)
From the workstations I can tracert as far as (the WAN IP of the Cisco)

Of course Qwest says its not their problem, sonicwall says its qwest's problem, blah blah.

I think the problem lies in the Cisco, I don't think it knows to route traffic from the LAN to the WAN, how do I check this?

Qwest did say it takes 24 hours for the IPs to become "routable".  That was 30 hours ago.  Is it possible that I just need to wait it out longer, or I am configuring something wrong?
Question by:dcaparaso

Accepted Solution

epylko earned 1000 total points
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I'm not sure if you can do a traceroute with extended options on a 678, but try something like the following:

Protocol [ip]:
Target IP address: (that's www.cisco.com)
Source address:
<take the rest of the options as default>

That will help show that the IP block you have is routable.

If that works, try setting the IP address of your SoHo to .133 and check.  Work your way down to .129  Perhaps they think you only have 1 usable IP (a mask of instead of 5.

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