I'm pulling my hair out on an issue I'm having at a client site. Basically two sites configured statically and connected via ISDN through two Cisco 1700 series routers. The networks are 10.2.0.0 and 10.17.0.0. Everything is working fine and the hosts can communicate back and forth between networks except for this one little pain-in-the-you-know-what laptop I'm trying to add. I have local network connectivity with it and can ping locally but when I try to traverse the WAN - no go.
I tried using one of the other workstations IP's on the new laptop and have the same issue so it's not the IP address. I started looking for differences in the ipconfig and the only thing I can see is "node type" on the laptop is "unknown" and on the other stations they are "hybrid".
If I understand correctly, this is for DNS/WINS name resolution. Could this be affecting my layer 3 connectivity?
Thanks in advance for any help.
As I was writing this I remembered that this is an XP Home machine and that it may have additional firewall software (already disabled Windows firewall). A firewall rule would explain the ICMP on the LAN but not the WAN thing.
Either way - could the node type affect their IP connectivity?