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Cannot ping layer 3 switch

Posted on 2014-03-26
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The topology and config are below. R3 is layer 3 switch, R2 is layer 2 switch, and R1 is PC
R1(PC) can ping 12.0.0.2 and 12.0.0.3, but cannot ping 34.0.0.3. R2(layer 2 switch) can ping 34.0.0.3

Why cannot R1 ping 34.0.0.3 ? After I added command "ip routing" in R2, R2 became layer 3 switch and R3 can ping 34.0.0.3 Thank you

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R3#Show run

interface FastEthernet1/0
 switchport mode trunk
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet1/1
 switchport access vlan 40
 no ip address
!

!
interface Vlan10
 ip address 12.0.0.3 255.255.255.0
!
interface Vlan40
 ip address 34.0.0.3 255.255.255.0

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R2#sh run

no ip routing
!
!
interface FastEthernet1/0
 switchport mode trunk
 no ip address
!
interface FastEthernet1/1
 switchport access vlan 10
 no ip address
!

!
interface Vlan10
 ip address 12.0.0.2 255.255.255.0
 no ip route-cache
!
!
interface Vlan40
 ip address 34.0.0.2 255.255.255.0
 no ip route-cache
!
ip default-gateway 34.0.0.3
no ip http server
ip classless

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R1(PC) ip address 12.0.0.1 255.255.255.0
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What is the default gateway of the pc
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Thank you so much for your fast reply. and your question solved the problem.
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If R1(PC) set default-gateway as 12.0.0.2, should the PC be able to ping 34.0.0.3 ?
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Yes, it will. Because once r2 SVI gets the packets, it forwards them to its default gateway R3, are intervlan is happening in R3.
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Yes, I also think so. but in the previous test where I set default-gateway as 12.0.0.2 in PC, the PC could not ping 34.0.0.3. After you posted your first comment, I changed the default-gate to 34.0.0.3 or 34.0.0.2, and then the PC is able to ping 34.0.0.3

I tried these several time. and i got the same result. i do not know why
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Please recreate the issue and post the config, this time include the pc R1 config(gns3) as well.

It will work, thats for sure.
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Thank you,
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