Cannot Ping: Request Timed Out

August 7, 2008 at 14:02:23
Specs: Win XP, P4
Hi Guys,

2 Computers. Both XP. Wired.

Directly connected via ethernet cable.



Firewall OFF.

If computer1 pings, gets REQUEST TIMED OUT.

What do you think guys?



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August 7, 2008 at 14:53:08
If computer 1 is ,then what is the IP address of the router? Run ipconfig on both computers and post the results. In the meantime you can set them to the same workgroup.

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August 7, 2008 at 15:05:25
"Directly connected via ethernet cable."

nandy is this cable a crossover cable? If you are using a regular patch cable direct connecting nic to nic will not work. You need a crossover cable.

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August 7, 2008 at 16:01:43
Hi Wanderer!

yes, it's a Crossover cable.

Hi Quapo,

There's no router involved.

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August 7, 2008 at 18:20:08
Does it work in the reverse direction if you ping 1 from 2?

Why did you use those IP Addresses and what are the rest of the settings?

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August 7, 2008 at 19:03:18
Firewalls should be configured to allow ping instead of disabling. Both sides need to be configured to allow ping.

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August 8, 2008 at 08:12:45
There is no need for a firewall between two directly connected pcs so disabling it eliminates one source of disconnect.

If the firewall is off on both and you have a crossover cable the only reason I can think of for failure is a bad nic or cable or there is another product installed that also acts as a firewall. Norton is a common one.

To make sure tcp/ip is working ping on each pc. Then ping its own ip address. Pings should all be successful.

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