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What's happening to my ping's ?

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What's happening to my ping's ?

Am I being stupid or have I missed something ?

I have been having problems with a hosting provider and I have been wanting to ping the websites in question. But I find that when I try to do a ping from my PC I get no response.

Now it's been a while since I last did this from my PlusNet account but I am sure I have been able to ping out in the past. Nothing has changed in my router or PC configuration soi I am wondering if I missed something happeing with PlusNet not allowing ping. Or is it just turning into one of those days ?

Any ideas ?
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What's happening to my ping's ?

If PlusNet have detected virus like activity (outgoing packets destined for port 445 or 135), then they block ICMP packets (used in pings).

I sugest blocking these ports on your firewall, running a virus scanner.

Simply power cycle your router to solve the blocked ICMP packets.
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What's happening to my ping's ?

Hmm sounds interesting. I will give the router recycle a try and see what happens.