troubleshooting Question

Failure to connect to a file server

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A company uses XP as their OS. From a client PC you want to connect to a file server but fail. Your peer on the saem subnet can connect connect successfully.

You ping yourself with 127.0.0.1 and it is successful. What do you do next.


- Ping another host on the same subnet.
- Re-install TCP/IP
- Check NIC
- Ping Microsoft web site


The answer = Ping another host on the same subnet.

BUT

1) Why do you need to ping another host on the same subnet if u know you can connect to the file server from a different pc. Or am i getting it confused

2) Also what is the difference between: "same hub" and "same subnet"
3) And what is the difference between a Peer and Host

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