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Cannot ping a client pc

By tech06 ·
We recently added a Windows XP Professinal client pc to a NT domain network. For some reason this new client cannot be ping (with IP and name) nor be seen in the network neighborhood even though it can logon the LAN and access every network file/programs.
We used ipconfig and verified that the IP and name we use to ping are correct.

Any advise is greatly appreciated.


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by tommymcbrayer In reply to Cannot ping a client pc

Sounds like SP2 is installed with the Fire Wall enabled. You will need to make the file and print sharing exception in the Fire Wall. If you would like to verify this you can disable the fire wall and then try the ping.

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by Server Queen In reply to Cannot ping a client pc

If you installed XP SP2, it's almost certainly the firewall. That's one of the many annoyances of Windows Firewall; it disables ping. You either need to turn the firewall off or add exclusions for the computer(s) from which you are attempting to ping.

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by Jaqui In reply to Cannot ping a client pc

it is definately the firewall.
thisaction is generally concidered beneficial, as then the system is not visible online, so far fewer hacking attempts.

install a server of some sort on the xp box, configred to be available, but don't let it be available for internet, then ping the port that server uses.
you should get a response with the server there.
( iis ir apache, no need to use the server, but it will open port 80 to the network for ping purposes )

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