Cannot connect to a specific host using Linksys E1200
Posted on 2013-06-06
I just bought a new Linksys E1200 Wi-Fi router. For the most part, it works fine. I normally connect to several remote hosts on port 22 via ssh, WinSCP and Putty. I can connect to all these computer w/o problem ... except to one specific host! I have several computers on my home LAN and none of them can connect to this host. They can connect to all the others, but not this one. Putty gives me "Network Error. Connection timed out." ssh gives me, "ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection timed out." I know it has something to do with the router because when I put the old D-Link back in, all computers can then connect to this host. I tested this with more than one router and they all let me connect to that remote most, except the new Linksys.
The Linksys has a diagnostic page. Pinging the host/IP (188.8.131.52) from the Linksys gives 100% data loss. Traceroute from the Linksys gives "request timed out."
I have been working with and configuring network devices, home and business, fora long time and this is the first time I have ever seen a router refuse to connect to a specific address w/o being in some kind of block list. If this router has such a list, I have not found it. I've disabled the Linksys firewall.
I have absolutely no clue what could be wrong. Does anyone have an idea? I'm not going to waste much time on this. If I can't get it working I'll return the device.