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Can't ping WM6/WiFi in either direction

Posted on 2011-02-11
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I have a Psion Workabout Pro3 running Windows Mobile 6.1 successfully connected to my WiFi -- I can browse the web.  I see the Workabout's IP address (192.168.1.140) from Settings->Connections->Network Cards->Network Adapters->Summit WLAN Adapter->IP Address.  But I get timeouts when I try to ping that address from my laptop on the same network.  Using TaskMgr 3.3 (dotfred.net), I try to ping my laptop (192.168.1.131) and it also times out.

Is there a firewall built into WM6, and if so, how do I configure it?
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by:hjgode
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Hello

there is general no firewall built into WM6.1. If a ping fails it may be caused by different sources.

Please check and send the results of the following:

a) do a ipconfig (windows) or ifconfig (unix) on the laptop
b) download and run vxUtil (http://www.cam.com/vxutil_pers.html) on the WM6.1 device: send the info produced by vxUtil on the device

Try to ping the access point from the device and the laptop, possibly it is blocking ICMP..
Try to ping an internet address from the device and the laptop.

Always use the IP address of the clients you want to ping. So we avoid using DNS,

regards

Josef
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I found the problem.  I have to have the Workabout unplugged from the USB on my laptop (and thus disconnected from ActiveSync) in order for ping to work.
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by:hjgode
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Yes, if you have disabled "Allow Wireless..." in ActiveSync connection settings on PC, the device's wireless connection will be disabled if connected via ActiveSync.

You just had to change this connection settings and allow Wireless connection during ActiveSync. Otherwise you have to disconnect from ActiveSync to let the device use its wireless connection and to be able to use this wireless connection for PING.
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by:michaelmalak
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Found the solution to my own problem
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