Pinging error Destination host unreachable

Microsoft Windows 98 se (full product)
August 23, 2010 at 23:41:36
Specs: Windows 98, pentium iii, 1 gb ram
ping giving "reply from Destination host unreachable."
While Other will be replying normally.
After sometime again the system that was not replying well will start to reply well while the system that was replying well will start showing "reply from Destination host unreachable."......... I, have win 98 computer
Pls can you suggest what could be the issue...Thanks

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August 24, 2010 at 04:53:42
I guess, this is your router, we are talking about.
Anyway, a ping is "hello are you there?". But if the system you're trying to ping is under heavy load, it will not give an answer to a ping, because it's not that necessary.

E.g.: If a router is under attack, it will stop responding to ping and tries to resist to the attack.

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

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August 27, 2010 at 08:11:32
Either the router is configured to respond to icmp requests or it is not. It can, if under heavy load, respond slowly to ping requests but something would be very wrong if configured to respond to ping and the router did not respond.

Though there are many reasons for the message Destination host unreachable the usual is you are pinging a ip address not in your subnet and there is not path to that address.

For example if your ip subnet is 192.168.0.x and you ping a 192.168.1.x address you will get the message. You may be pinging the wrong subnet ip.

nasir65 since you are running Win98 the command to use in RUN is winipcfg. Post the results of this command for review.

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