ping request could not find host

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by MariaL, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. MariaL

    MariaL Guest

    I can ping all the other computers in my network by both IP and Host
    Name, except one laptop. That one can be pinged by IP, but not name.
    HELP. I am having trouble with files and printer sharing and I think it
    is due to this name resolution problem from all I have read.
     
    MariaL, Nov 6, 2006
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    David Hettel Guest

    You might want to try the following and see if this helps. On the laptop
    right click on the NIC in Network Connections | then Properties | Scroll
    down to Internet Protocol highlight it, then click properties | Click
    Advance | Click WINS (tab) | Check "Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP" | Click OK |
    Click OK | Click Close | Click X


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    David Hettel, Nov 6, 2006
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    MariaL Guest

    Thanks, I tried that. Then I couldn't even ping the IP address. It
    is set to default right now, which will enable netbios over TCP/IP if
    needed. It uses netBios from the DHCP server.

    Maria
     
    MariaL, Nov 6, 2006
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  4. Any chance you have a software firewall running on the machine that is
    blocking incoming ping requests? The XP SP2 Windows Firewall will cause that
    if you don't have the "File & Print Sharing" exception checked ON or if you
    have "Don't allow exceptions" selected...

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;875357

    http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/LAN/SoHoWirelessSecurity.html

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    Sooner Al [MVP], Nov 6, 2006
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  5. MariaL

    MariaL Guest

    I disabled the windows firewall and uninstalled the mcafee firewall. I
    checked my network connections on both laptops and everything is set
    the same. I have three total computers on the network. A wired
    desktop and two wireless laptops. I am having trouble with the older
    laptop with has a type B adapter card. My new laptop has the N type.

    If there is a hidden firewall somewhere on the old laptop, I am unaware
    of it.

    Maria
     
    MariaL, Nov 6, 2006
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  6. Any chance your running a Cisco VPN client on that laptop? I have seen
    reports of the Cisco VPN client blocking Remote Desktop connections because
    of a built-in firewall in the client. Its possible something similar is
    happening with pings. I don't personally use that client but it may be
    something to check out.

    Beyond that I don't know...Hopefully someone else can help further...

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    Sooner Al [MVP], Nov 6, 2006
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  7. MariaL

    MariaL Guest

    I finally found ONE way I can connect the network so that I can share
    files with the older laptop on my network with the Linksys Wireless-B
    Notebook adapter. I have to have my advanced wireless setting
    engryption OFF and I have to set my wireless setting to A/B mode. I
    can't use it in the advanced N mode. If I have it set this way
    firewall doesn't make a difference. I have set the wireless connection
    to only allow the two adapters on my two laptops to connect. Since
    the laptop I am trying to get to fileshare is an older system with a
    bad monitor, I won't be using it often..However I was determined to
    figure out a way to file share with it, that didn't require connecting
    it through the ethernet port. I will change my settings to this less
    secure method, if and when I need to file or printer share.

    Now if I can find a cheap replacement LCD monitor for the computer, my
    kids will have a decent laptop to use.
     
    MariaL, Nov 10, 2006
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