pinging on internal network doesn't work

I'm trying to network two WinXP PCs so that I can copy files between them.

Both PCs are connected to a router. The router assigns a 192.168.*.* address to each one. Then, from PC 1 I try to ping 192.168.x.y (the internal address of PC 2) and it times out. The same thing happens if I try to ping PC 2 from PC 1.

Of course, maybe the WinXP firewall blocks incoming pings by default? I didn't think it did.

I set up an SFTP server on one of the servers and attempted to connect to it from the other server using the 192.168.x.y address. But, when I attempted to connect it says (with ip address changed):

i Session 00002 established for session /192.168.x.y
i SecureFX version 2.2.9.248 (Official Release - February 3, 2005)
i Discarding invalid state change from STATE_NOT_CONNECTED to STATE_CLOSED.
i Connected for 21 seconds, 0 bytes sent, 0 bytes received
i Discarding invalid state change from STATE_NOT_CONNECTED to STATE_CLOSED.
i Connected for 20 seconds, 0 bytes sent, 0 bytes received
i Discarding invalid state change from STATE_NOT_CONNECTED to STATE_CLOSED.
i Connected for 20 seconds, 0 bytes sent, 0 bytes received
i Discarding invalid state change from STATE_NOT_CONNECTED to STATE_CLOSED.
i Connected for 20 seconds, 0 bytes sent, 0 bytes received

Any suggestions?
HappyEngineerAsked:
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ECNSSMTCommented:
Like rsivanandan says, its the builtin firewall; its on 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,
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rsivanandanCommented:
First of all disable the windows firewall completely and then try this;

If it doesn't work, then let us know how they are connected together ?

Cheers,
Rajesh
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ECNSSMTCommented:
hi HappyEngineer,

Just curious if the instructions helped.

Regards
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HappyEngineerAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I just transferred the files another way. I'll try your suggestions the next time this comes up. Thanks for your help!
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