Can view mapped drive on network but can't ping mapped drive's pc

By randy-miles ·
Can view mapped drive on network but can't ping mapped drive's pc. I don't get it. An eight station windows xp peer to peer network on which one workstation is designated as the 'server'. All other workstations have mapped drives to the 'server' Mapped drives works fine but I cannot ping 'server' or anyother workstation from any workstation. I can ping the router though. What is stopping the ping? I have shut down the server's firewall and stopped the antivirus scanner to try all this with no success. What am I not seeing???

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by chuckbusch In reply to Can view mapped drive on ...

My toshiba just started a problem that logs onto LAN correctly, accesses all other computers on the LAN, but refuses to respond to other computers. Need to share files but the toshiba refuses to respond to pings or be seen from others on the net. Have tried everything obvious (firewalls, file sharing setup, etc) nothing works. Same wireless or ethernet.

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Cisco VPN Installed?

by lance2010 In reply to Similar problem

I had a similar problem myself, and it turned out to be the Cisco VPN software that was installed.

I tried disabling the Windows firewall, etc, but it wasn't until I uninstalled the VPN software that anything worked. Even without the Cisco software running, my machine still wouldn't accept connections or respond to pings.

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