My pc's are not able to ping each other.

Happy - Feb 3, 2009 at 04:18 AM
 SAM - Jun 14, 2010 at 10:43 PM

I have broadband connection in my office and my two pc's are connected to switch. I can able to use internet on both the pc's but can't able to ping these two pc's each other.

Please help me out in this......

Thanx in advance.......

2 responses

daywish Posts 29 Registration date Tuesday December 30, 2008 Status Member Last seen July 21, 2009 17
Feb 3, 2009 at 05:52 AM
a similar question was asked on this forum,
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Sounds like you have a firewall blocking the pings on the XP side. Some general network debug tips:

All machines are must be in the same subnet, i.e. 192.168.0.x where x is any number. The subnet mask should be for most small networks.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.