Unable to ping to my laptop from desktop

March 1, 2010 at 07:30:22
Specs: Windows XP, 512 MB
hi, iam using a LAN at my home . I have a laptop(vista) and a desktop(xp) both are connected to a wireless router from DLink 615 N-series router. Iam able to ping from my laptop to my desktop and able to share the files from desktop. But vice-versa, nothing is working. I mean from my desktop, iam unable to ping to my laptop and it displays "request time out".
why from one-direction it is only working and bi-directional it is not. I checked the windows firewall settings on desktop which is turned off. What is the reason? Iam using team-viewer on desktop only. Is that the reason or i need to turn some services on?
please help me.
thank u

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#1
March 1, 2010 at 12:58:50
I have to point this out. If you can share files then you know the lan is working. Not only is it working it is working at both ends.

Ping is really a poor choice to determine since it is being blocked my newer systems and routers.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
March 1, 2010 at 19:18:45
The Windows Vista firewall blocks ICMP Ping requests by default. To enable it:

1. Double-click Windows Firewall in the Control Panel.
2. Select the "Advanced" tab.
3. Click the "Settings" button in the ICMP section.
4. Left-click to place a checkmark next to "Allow incoming echo request".
5. Click the "OK" button.

-- kptech


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