Re: Can't Ping Computers on Home Network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Jan 22, 2007.

  1. Hi
    Did you disable the SP2 Firewall, or you are running two Firewalls?
    Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network settings,
    http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html
    As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what is allowed
    to be shared.
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/filesharing.mspx
    Jack (MVP-Networking).


    "Tony V" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have a D-Link wirless router (DI-624) that I use to allow all 5 computers
    > in the house to share an Internet connection.
    >
    > Yesterday I ran the Microsoft Home Network Wizard successfully on all 5
    > computer (starting with the one that is directly cabled to the the router)
    > because I want to share files and printers.
    >
    > However, only 3 of the 5 computers can see each other (when I attempt to
    > "Map a Drive" in Explorer). If I try to ping the two computers that I
    > cannot
    > map to, I get the "REQUEST TIMED OUT" message from the ping command.
    >
    > Any suggestions to what I need to do to see these 2 computers on the
    > network
    > so that I can map to them??
    >
    > What am I missing? What's different about the two computers?
    >
    > Any help would be appreciated.
    >
    > All computers are running XP Home Sp2 and all have 3rd party anti-virus
    > and
    > firewall software which is current.
    >
    > Tony V
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Jan 22, 2007
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