Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Why clients not pinging?

Posted on 2006-06-30
11
Medium Priority
?
299 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
We are using Windows XP Home Edition on one client and Windows XP Professional in another client. We are using a wireless DLink router for our network. Both clients can access the Internet, but they can’t ping each other. The clients have different names and the same workgroup. The router IP Address is 192.68.0.l and the clients are 192.168.0.101 and 192.168.0.102. Both clients can ping the router though.Why are the clients not pinging? Does anybody know what the cause of the problem is and how to fix it?
0
Comment
Question by:Erwin Krisch
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
11 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
ECNSSMT earned 2000 total points
ID: 17021811
WIN XP by default now has the firewall on and ICMP traffic is denied by default.

To enable ping, go to both Win XPs and ...

Go to START > Control Panel > Network Connections > your active NIC > Properties > Advance > Windows Firewall > Settings >* Advance, choose "Allow Incoming ECHO Request".  Click OK, OK, OK, etc until you are back at the desktop

*Note see in the General Tab radio button for Firewall is ON by default

Regards,
0
 

Author Comment

by:Erwin Krisch
ID: 17021868
Bravo. Your feedback got the clients pinging each other. However, although they ping, I can't see the clients when I search for them on the network (I can't see their icons) on My Network Places in Windows.
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Jay_Jay70
ID: 17021991
turn off the windows firewall completely, its terrible for home networking. Disable is under services.msc and stop it starting

you will need to enable netbios under the advanced properties of tcp/ip WINS tab. enable it then reboot your machines, they should now turn up in my network places
0
VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

 

Author Comment

by:Erwin Krisch
ID: 17022022
I can get now one client accessing the folders of the other, but not the way around. When I try with the one that does not work I get the message: "\\Gunter is not acessible. You might not have permissions to use this network resource". What now?
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Jay_Jay70
ID: 17022027
now you are into the joys of home networking with windows xp home! joy!

http://65.24.134.81/KipSolutions/P2PNetworks/TroubleshootingP2P.htm

thats from Fatal_Excpetion and the best troubleshooting site i have from P2P

key here is make sure you have identical accounts on each machine with the same passwords
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:ECNSSMT
ID: 17022029
You're going to laugh, but  you will have to turn your firewall completely off for that and ensure that Netbios is enabled over TCP/IP

see url

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;318030

Regards
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:ECNSSMT
ID: 17022034
doggone it; leave for a chat and I'm now behind by a conversation...
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Jay_Jay70
ID: 17022039
:-) no stress
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:ECNSSMT
ID: 17022045
LOL; I just hate saying the same thing 17 minutes after the fact and one conversation late... No worries...

0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Jay_Jay70
ID: 17022800
which bit actually resolved for you? you had two issues going here.......
0
 

Author Comment

by:Erwin Krisch
ID: 17023554
The initial question was of how to get the clients pinging. ECNSSMT gave me the solution. It worked. Therefore, I gave him the points. The second question was an add-on which has not been solved. I still can't access the folder of one of the clients.
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A common practice in small networks is making file sharing easy which works extremely well when intra-network security is not an issue. In essence, everyone, that is "Everyone", is given access to all of the shared files - often the entire C: drive …
Trying to figure out group policy inheritance and which settings apply where can be a chore.  Here's a very simple summary I've written which might help.  Keep in mind, this is just a high-level conceptual overview where I try to avoid getting bogge…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
In response to a need for security and privacy, and to continue fostering an environment members can turn to for support, solutions, and education, Experts Exchange has created anonymous question capabilities. This new feature is available to our Pr…

885 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question