Windows XP can't ping all ip's in LAN

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
January 12, 2011 at 19:42:55
Specs: Windows xp
ok, here's a crazy one. this started out as a printer issue and then evolved into a networking issue. let's see if i can include all the details here. the laptop in question is having problems talking to other internal network computers/printers. i am on a 192.168.10.? network, the laptop has a dhcp assigned address, my domain controller/dns/dhcp server has an address of .3, i have a fileserver at .9, my default gateway is .1 the laptop can ping all 3 of those computers. i have a printer with .130 address, the laptop times out when pinging it. there are around 15 or 20 other computers on the network with dhcp assigned addresses. so far i cannot get the laptop to ping any of those. the same thing happens whether i am connect using the Local Area connection or wireless, so 2 different NICs, same laptop though. the laptop can ping any outside address, the firewall is turned off, the other computers that i cannot ping can ping each other and the printer. here's the real kicker, i noticed while running ping 192.168.10.130 -t when i do a repair on the network connection, the darn thing will ping the 130 address 3 times then start timing out again? is going on? i have killed every weird ass service i can think of, i have booted up in safemode with networking with the same result. i have signed in as a different user, i have looked at the routing, the host file, nothing looks weird to me at all. i have also run the winsock fix for xp...... i have no idea, does anyone else have any suggestions?

Thanks,
ci


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#1
January 13, 2011 at 06:53:04
lets start with the results of an ipconfig /all from the problem laptop. Running xp?

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January 13, 2011 at 07:53:15
certainly. i guess i should have included that, but i didn't see anything strange.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Pat>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PatLatitude
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4D-13-67-DB
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.113
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.3
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.3
66.0.214.14
207.230.75.50
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.3
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
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#3
January 13, 2011 at 13:11:06
Well can i ask you one thing.. is the printer directly connected to the network or is it shared via a PC with .130 address?

I had faced a somewhat similar case... in my case the printer was connected to a PC (XP) which shared it over the network... and i had problem connecting to the printer too..

What i found out was there was a problem with multiple simultaneous connections to the PC... XP doesnt allow more than 10 connections..

so i made up a batch file to release and reassign the IP of that PC.. and afterwards i could connect to the printer... the drawback is that its not a permanent solution. you hav to run the batch every time you face the problem...

Hope this will be of some help to you !!!


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#4
January 13, 2011 at 13:28:15
The printer/workstation doesn't ping but does from other pcs. That would indicate an issue not related to sharing

ingrawc can you go to a restore point before this began with the laptop?
have you review the windows firewall restrictions? That repair, three pings sounds like a firewall being slow to engage.

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January 14, 2011 at 06:08:18
thank you both for your replies. the printer is directly connected to the network, not shared through a pc. others can ping it and print just fine, just seems to be this one laptop. as far as the firewall goes, i've disabled it completely to eliminate it entirely. i can't find any other firewall software on the laptop either. it's running avira antivirus and so far as i can find it doesn't have a firewall feature.

the farthest back restore point she had still didn't fix the issue :-( again, thank you guys so much for your replies and wanting to help.


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