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Old 30th September 2008
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Originally Posted by PatrickBaer
I ping broadcast to the network and the devices show up. Pinging directly, nothing happens. That goes beyond my knowledge, honestly.
With the caveat that I don't know anything about your network (apart from what you've described here), is it possible that you have some sort of filtering rules at the switch level, host level or elsewhere?

It almost sounds like icmp echo requests to the broadcast address are being allowed and (some) other icmp echo requests are being filtered.

But why does my pc connect to the gateway anyway? It is connecting to the same subnet, no need to pass the URL through a router
No idea. What if you traceroute from your pc to said box on the same subnet? Is it still going to the gateway?
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