Cannot ping one of my laptops but it can ping

February 9, 2011 at 13:25:42
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 3 GB
I have a wireless home network with one desktop running Windows 7 Premium, 1 laptop running Windows Vista Ultimate and a second laptop running Windows XP Pro. Using the desktop, I can ping and view the shared files on the Vista laptop and vice-versa, i.e., from the Vista laptop, I can ping and view the shared files on the Desktop. I can also use the XP laptop to ping and view files on the desktop and the Vista laptop, but I CANNOT PING the XP laptop from either the desktop or the Vista laptop.

The XP laptop has file sharing turned on and has the same workgroup name and the same subnet mask as the other two machines. I have tried turning off Windows Firewall, but that doesn't work either. Can anyone help me???


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#1
February 9, 2011 at 13:41:51
Is there any other program such as Norton running?

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#2
February 9, 2011 at 14:28:00
Yes, McAfee Firewall was running on the XP machine. I turned it off and now I can ping and view the files on the XP laptop - even with Windows firewall enabled. However, I am concerned about leaving the McAfee firewall off. Is that a concern?

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#3
February 9, 2011 at 15:13:39
Actually, I just went into the McAfee firewall settings, clicked onthe "Connections" tab and was able to designate a range of IP addresses that will be allowed to access this PC. I entered the range of addresses on my home network and that seemed to solve the problem without having to turn off the firewall. Thanks so much, Guapo, for reminding me to look for firewall apps other than Windows on this PC!

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#4
February 9, 2011 at 17:52:32
Glad to hear it's working.

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