Network - Unable to ping other PCs: request timed out

October 2017

With the advent of wireless technology, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the most preferred method of connection. With a Linksys router one can connect multiple PCs on a single network. Sometimes, however, it may happen that users get in a situation where they are unable to ping other PCs on a network. They would be get a time out error. To correct this issue of time out error one has to check the IMCP settings. For this, one has to access 'Run' from the start menu and input a custom command for firewall settings and change the relevant settings.


I've connected several computers to my Linksys router. I cannot ping between them. Request timed out. Therefore, I cannot share files and the printer.
When I do ipconfig I see their IP addresses but cannot ping them.
PC 1 :    
PC 2:    


Check the ICMP settings of Windows.
  • Start > Run > firewall.cpl >Advanced > Click "Settings" under ICMP
  • The only option that should be checked is "Allow incoming echo request",

Thanks to griever09 for this tip.
Published by aakai1056. Latest update on March 15, 2012 at 03:17 PM by Virginia Parsons.
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