Destination host unreachable

September 18, 2010 at 09:24:20
Specs: Windows Vista, Intel core2 Duo E8400 3GHz/4GB
A few months ago, I posted this issue over here and have not yet fixed it:

I'm getting unexpected "destination host unreachable" whenever I try to ping my laptop from the PC that I am posting this from even though the laptop can ping the PC.

Here is what my network looks like:

Router Model: WRTU54G-TM (Wireless-G Router with 2 Phone Ports)
Router IP:
Router Subnet Mask:
DHCP Server Starting IP:
DHCP Server Max Number: 4
DCHP Table: Laptop* (XP SP2) Network Printer* (HP Photosmart C4780) PC** (Vista Home Premium 64bit SP2)
* Wireless
** IP assigned statically

When I try to ping the laptop or network printer from the PC I get the error message "Destination host unreachable." The laptop and PC can both ping the router and access the internet. Before I turned it off, Windows had the PC and Laptop sharing files without a problem. The laptop can scan and print documents over the network. The PC doesn't have the software installed for the network printer.

I've never been able to connect to any internet services between computers connected to any Linksys router. I have to be missing something and I hope someone here can help.

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September 18, 2010 at 11:03:40
Read your posting from the link above.
Windows firewall disables ping from other PCs by default.

I guess it is a firewall issue.
If you have installed an additional firewall and turned it off for testing, make sure, that the windows firewall is also turned off.

Some third party firewalls do this during installation, but even not all.
So crosscheck, whether the windows internal firewall is also turned off and try again.

If the antivirus, you're using has also some rudimentary firewall functionality, you have to also disable this for testing.

Post back the result.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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September 20, 2010 at 05:11:55
Thanks for trying to help but in the other thread I explained that I tried to turn off both my firewall (Windwos Firewall) and tried turning off AV (MSE) and that did not fix the problem.

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September 20, 2010 at 09:07:23
Since this is all on the lan side there are no routing tables per your last post on the homcommunity site.

You write you can't ping the laptop or printer from the pc.
Can you ping the pc and printer from the laptop?

If you go to entire network do you see these other units listed by host name?

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