Adsl Router Firewall question

Purply

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Am hopeful that someone here would be able to assist or shed some light on what's happening on my router.

I very rarely check my router logs, but since I've started experiencing unreliable internet connection, I figured that's a good place to start. Only problem is I have no idea what the hell any of it means, see below :D

PS, I've semi blocked out my IP with 197.---.---.--- , also using Vox for data

From what I can gather with my very limited knowledge, the blocked request is from Vox IPC something or other

The below is happening ever second, is it something I should be worried about and/or affect my internet?

Thursday, Mar 04,2021 06:16:27
[Service blocked: ICMP_echo_req] from source 41.193.120.68, Thursday, Mar 04,2021 06:16:26
Firewall: packet drop. 41.193.120.68 -->197.---.---.---, Protocol ICMP, Message type b.
Thursday, Mar 04,2021 06:16:26
[Service blocked: ICMP_echo_req] from source 41.193.121.9, Thursday, Mar 04,2021 06:16:26
Firewall: packet drop. 41.193.121.9 -->197.---.---.---, Protocol ICMP, Message type b.
 

MavChat

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41.193.120.68 belongs to Vox so they are probably checking whether your connection is up or something. Best ask them why they are sending echo requests...
 

Purply

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Switched to my backup Afrihost account and got the same "echo requests" from Afrihost this time.

Enabled some or other "reply to ping request" under my WAN settings, which appear to have solved it *shrug*
 
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