PING: transmit failed, error code 5

Posted on 2006-05-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have never seen this error before. What does it mean and how do I resolve the issue.

I have made no major changes to my PC recently, but now when trying to ping my wired router I get this message.

I have rebooted PC and router. I have also tried connecting the cable end that is connected to the PC to another PC and then tried ping. It worked fine.

I have also tried using BART PE preboot environment on a CD. All functionality as far as networking is working. I can ping router OK.

any ideas?
Question by:roy_batty
    LVL 23

    Accepted Solution

    You sure it's 5 and not 65?

    Anyway - if transmits are failing, then make sure your firewall, NAT or router doesn't disable ping and allows ICMP Echo and  Echo Reply packets.  Could also be a software firewall that's blocking this.
    LVL 9

    Assisted Solution

    hi friend,

    I think  this could be firewall software problem.
    for testing try to uninstall firewall software or disable and check again.
    boot PC " safe mode with networking" and try again
     some time reson could be Firewall software corruption ( uninstallation not finished properly)

    i found this link through E-E, this will help

    LVL 5

    Assisted Solution

    I dont think its neccesarily a firewall issue - sounds more like tcp/ip is broke.

    I'd try uninstalling and reinstalling your network drivers, then if that doesnt work reset the ip stack

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