this is a puzzling one for me. maybe someone knows whats wrong.
I have a home network.
1 NETGEAR WGR614 v4 Wireless/Wired Router
1 (Machine A) 2003 active directory server, with DNS and DHCP (wired to Netgear WGR614 v4)
1 (Machine B) Laptop with XP pro wireless connection (on the domain)
1 (Machine C) XP pro workstation with wireless network card. (this machine connects to network and can see all machines except laptop)
1 (Machine D) xp pro workstation wired to router
Machine B and Machine C are the two computers giving me problems.
They both do the same thing.
they can both see the network and the internet and work just fine unless i try to connect one to the other.
Machine B will not connect to Machine C and vise versa
they are both not running windows firewall,
Machine B gets its IP address from DHCP of the Server (Machine A)
Machine C has a static IP address assigned.
Why oh why oh why.
i have had this working in the current configuration before. for some reason now it wont connect.
i do have return echo request on and i can ping all wired machines and get replies. i can even use a wired machine to ping the wireless machines and get replies. but when i ping from wirless machine to wireless machine No reply.
more interesting notes: sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. it's like the computer try to ping from wireless card to wireless card and not through the router. makes no sence but it just seems that way.
besides, both machines have 2 NIC's one wireless, on wired. the wired ones are not plugged in but enabled. and thats the only NICs they have.