I have installed net-snmp on my Windows XP and I have configured the SNMP service on my router and my machine, but when I try to make an snmpwalk or an snmpget, I receive always a message No response or time-out:

>snmpwalk -v 1 -c public
Timeout: No Response from

Why is this happening? Is it the problem with my router? (TG585v7)? Or am I using the command incorrectly?

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    Your question is not really clear. From what I can gather you have installed net-snmp under Windows XP and you are attempting to do an snmpwalk to your router? It looks as if you are trying to do an snmpwalk on you loopback device, though I am not sure why? Can you please clarify your question? – Nic Young Mar 2 '12 at 3:04

You need to execute the following command:

snmpwalk -v 1 -c public [IP Address of your router]

You are trying to do an SNMP walk of your local computer. Which is totally possible, but even when you install the SNMP role on Windows you need to then configure it (by default it comes locked down).

To configure SNMP on Windows, go to the Services control panel, find the SNMP service, go to Properties, and then have a look through the SNMP-specific tabs.

  • +1 also make sure that you configure SNMP on the router itself if you are attempting to do an snmpwalk of the router. Most routers come with public as the default community but this is not always the case. – Nic Young Mar 2 '12 at 3:17

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