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Strange Ping Results

By jhigginbotham ·
I have two Windows XP systems in a location that access a server across the building. In that location is a fiber drop that runs into a switch with 100BaseT ports. The systems are connected to the switch by Cat5. The systems can ping each other fine, however one system can ping the server while the other cannot. I have switched the cables, ports, and replaced the network card. Each time I get the same result. Any ideas?

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by dryflies In reply to Strange Ping Results

It sounds like the switch configuration to me. try swapping the ports for the two XP machs. and see if that changes things. if it does, then it is the switch configuration, if it does not change, then I would doublecheck the subnet mask, gateway, and IP settings for the XP machine that cannot ping the server.

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by jhigginbotham In reply to

Thanks for your advice. Sorry I didn't respon before. I actually found the problem just after posting this and never checked back. The problem was in the switch. The switch had intrusion detection enabled and the MAC address was not in the table of accepted clients.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Strange Ping Results

do you have link light on bad client. did you try locking down nic media type to 10mb half duplex. do you have the windows firewall turned on in bad client

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