My job blocks port 5228, which is needed for my android phone's google services. It's kinda odd, since they have all the other instant messenger ports open (1863, 5050, 5193, ect).
So I setup a router between my work PC and the company lan w/ the goal of forwarding port 5228 over an SSH tunnel to my home router. The router is configured w/ DHCP disabled, it's IP manually set to an IP address that's on the same subnet (and isn't in use by anything else). DNS has been manually set to the companies DNS servers. The problem I'm having is nothing seems to be getting out of the router via SSH. Can't even ping google. Clients connected to the router work fine (my work PC and my phone). I can ping the main gateway, and computers connected to my router. The router is configured to use port 443 for SSH (which has outbound access). It's not solely related to DNS, since I can't even ping actual IP's of sites - only PC's on the company lan.
My guess is that has something to do with the router not having DHCP enabled. Any ideas on how I can fix this problem?