What to Do When You're Unable to Ping a Computer on the Same Network

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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, you may find that you're unable to ping other PCs on your network. This issue is usually accompanied by an error message notifying you of a network timeout.

This tutorial will walk you through how to fix this problem.

Enable Pinging Between PCs on the Same Network

Begin by checking the ICMP settings of Windows. To do so, click Start > Run > firewall.cpl > Advanced > Settings. The only option that should be checked is Allow incoming echo request.

Make sure that your changes are saved, and exit the window. You should now be able to ping other PCs on your network.


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