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  1. Claydus

    Claydus Active Member

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    Ok at home we have 2 machines connected to a Linksys Router. Through the router I can see in the DHCP client listing and 2 addresses being leased out.

    PC 192.168.1.100
    Laptop 192.168.1.101

    Ok so I try to ping from PC to laptop and laptop to PC. I get Timed Out errors. However, I can ping the router itself. 192.168.1.1

    If I turn the windows firewall off I can ping each machine fine. I am wondering what service is used when pinging and if i can include it as an exception.

    I have been trying to send console messages between the PCs as well but it says I might have typed the name or address incorrectly or to try later.

    Both PCs are on the same domain too.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    um, you answered your own question. enable icmp ping/echo thru windows firewall
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Try enabling File and Printer Sharing in the Windows Firewall exceptions list.

    EDIT: Dammit, jolly beat me.
     
  4. Sexual Vanilla

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    1. Open the Control Panel (from the Start menu. Choose Control Panel; or Settings and then Control Panel).
    2. Open Windows Firewall (click Network and Internet Connections then Windows Firewall; or double-click Windows Firewall.
    3. On the General tab of the Windows Firewall dialogue box. Make sure that the On (recommended) radio button is selected.
      [You do not need to use two firewalls. Doing so may lead to confusion. If you intend to use Windows Firewall but have another firewall installed (such as ZoneAlarm) you should uninstall it - preferably before installing Windows XP SP2. If you decide you prefer an alternative to the Windows Firewall you can always reinstall it later].
    4. Click the Advanced tab.
    5. In the ICMP box click the Settings... button.
    6. Tick the Allow incoming echo request box.
    7. Click on OK and then OK again.
    8. Close the Control Panel.
     
  5. Sexual Vanilla

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    damn...last again. :wtc:

    And I even had cool formatting.
     
  6. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    That was a really decent walkthrough. :cool:


    I still say it makes more sense to use a wired router, though. :mamoru:
     

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