Solved I am unable to ping my friends IP. It says Timed Out.

January 20, 2012 at 22:32:14
Specs: Windows XP
I cannot ping my friends IP even if he is surfing the net.

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#1
January 20, 2012 at 23:35:05
Why do you want to ping his IP? He's probably using a private address via NAT, which means the outside world can't make a connection to his computer.

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#2
January 21, 2012 at 00:02:12
Hi ijack, I'm learning how ping works on internet. My friend doesn't use NAT. Whenever I try to ping his IP address it says 'Request Timed Out' event if his host is alive?? However I can ping other websites.
Can u answer why so??

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#3
January 21, 2012 at 01:43:49
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Perhaps his router doesn't allow pings or perhaps his ISP blocks them. Are you sure that he is not using NAT; that is the normal setup with a modem/router - or does he just have a modem and no router.

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#4
January 21, 2012 at 02:30:33
May be, you are right ijack. Thank you!!

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