IP Forwarding trouble - hosts can't go to internet

  • 12 February 2021
  • 2 replies


i tried to configure a extreme switch with two vlans:

vlan500- ISP -

vlan3572 - local users -

My default route to this communication is ISP ( 

I can ping the with source (ISP) that i can see request/reply on my firewall logs but when i try with source looks link the traffic move to internet but not answer back. And when i try with a notebook on vlan 3572 untagged on port 2:40 i can’t ping and no logs on my firewall.

A friend told me that if i configure ip fowarding will solve my problem.

Anyone can tell me if this is right?



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Hi Tomasz,

thanks for your help and answer your questions.

First, the next-hop knows how to reach because the switch has an ip with the same network from and i have the same configuration on another site but with a switch Huawei.

Next week i try this configuration and send back a message here.

Thanks again


Userlevel 6

Hi Rodrigo,


What switch family do you mean, is it ExtremeXOS software? If so, ‘enable ip forwarding’ is responsible for making your switch working on L3 like a router. Then, if it gets echo request from vlan 3572, it will lookup its route table and forward to the next-hop. But, does the next-hop router know how to reach back to

These are two things I’d double check for troubleshooting this. Please let us know if any of those worked for you.


Hope that helps,