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Hi,

I have vista machine and I am using Dlink wireless network adaptor to connect with my router. Internet is working fine no problem.

Now when I try to ping this machine from my laptop using its ip or hostname its not giving response and also remote desk top not working. I checked on that machine that remote desktop is enabled.

Please help.
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Question by:baberamin
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by:shahzamm
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do you have any virtual machines running (vmware) if so disable the vmware adapeter & test
1. can you remote assist the machine
2. check firewall settings
3. check tcp/ip netbios helper service, must be running
4. test with wired network as well.
5. check network discovery option.
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by:edbedb
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Just get TeamViewer and install it on both computers. Very easy to install and run. It's free for personal use. You can get it here - www.teamviewer.com
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by:baberamin
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hi,

i do have vm ware player and even disabling its adapter not making any difference.
1. ?
2. no firewall but have symantec anti virus
3. running
4. putting wire is a bit difficult as I have to move the machine near router.
5. how to check this?

temaviewer is ok but I dont want to run it all the time and then be able to connect.
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by:Glen_R
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I would check your network location type. If it is setup as public, it has probably locked down your computer.

However, if your network location is home or work, (hopefully work) check to see if Symantec has installed some kind of personal firewall.

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by:baberamin
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I think my setup is Public.
can you please advise how can I change it?
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by:shahzamm
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Try stopping all vmware services or uninstalling the vmware just as test.

to change network type...Go to Network & Sharing Center..under that you have option to change to private or public..
you can just enable network discovery option to enable communication
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"temaviewer is ok but I dont want to run it all the time and then be able to connect. "

I am not sure what you mean but somthing has to be running to be able to connect. TeamViewer can easily be configured to always be available. It will just have an icon in the system tray and you can even set it so it doesn't do that.

But anyway, the problem you have is most likely being caused by symantec anti virus.
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by:Glen_R
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baberamin, Well I dont have a vista box handy on me, but I did find a couple nice howto sites:

http://www.home-network-help.com/network-location-type.html

and

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/124812-network-location-type-change.html

It's worth a shot, let me know how it goes.
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by:baberamin
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Thanks. I'll have a look.
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It looks to be a symantec firewall problem, as I disbaled symantec firewall now atleast I am able to ping it.
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