I have been trying this setup for weeks and still can not make this to work...

ubuntu 12.04 64 bit with 2 nic

nic1: eth0: -static ip with internet access (connected to modem)

nic2: eth1: -static ip connected to LAN.

enabled ip_forward on ubuntu box net_ip_forward = 1

on the LAN with ip address specified gateway as and able to ping gateway.But can not ping public address.What am i missing? on router box:

route -n

Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface         UG    100    0        0 eth0   U     0      0        0 eth1   U     0      0        0 eth0


ip route add via dev eth0

route -n on LAN

Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface         UG    100    0        0 eth0   U     0      0        0 eth0   UG    0      0        0 eth0

iptables default policy is to accept all.

tracepath from LAN

  1:                                           0.060ms pmtu 1500

  1:                                           3.367ms 

  1:                                           3.764ms 

   2:  no reply

Is there a way to make this work,other than NAT ing.

1 Answer 1

1 is not a public address either. What box is that? Does it know how to route traffic back to Does it do NAT for networks other than

  • is a D-link router connected to a modem.It doesnt know abot network.
    – Blue Gene
    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:53
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    There's your problem then.
    – ptman
    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:54
  • Can u please guide me with fixing this.When i used clear os.It worked with out much effort.All i did was specified as external in the graphical mode.But with Ubuntu i am stuck./
    – Blue Gene
    Oct 15, 2012 at 7:57
  • It's not ubuntu that needs configuring, it's the d-link router.
    – ptman
    Oct 15, 2012 at 9:58
  • x2 - your D-Link needs a static route to via Make sure your D-Link also is set to NAT both subnets.
    – rnxrx
    Oct 15, 2012 at 17:49

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