Strange networking problem

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  1. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    *Cable modem connected to Linksys wireless router
    *1 WinXP machine wired to router
    *1 WinXP machine wireless to router
    *No firewall software on either machine, Internet works on both machines

    The wireless computer gets an IP address from the router and the Internet works fine. I can use the wired computer to access the router's list attached computers and the wireless machine is listed with the right IP address. So far so good.

    Problem: The wireless computer cannot ping the router or the wired computer. The wired computer cannot ping the wireless computer. Each computer can see itself in network places but not the other. Entering "\\hostname" in an explorer address bar fails. Its as if there's a firewall on one or both of the machines but there's not. The weirded part to me is that the wireless cannot ping the router, yet it can access the net just fine through it. Yes, I'm sure its connected to the right wireless lan.
     
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    Do you have file and printer sharing enabled plus have something shared (Shared Documents usually is automatically)?

    Which model router is it?
     
  3. monster_rancher

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    you have a firewall blocking ping.
     
  4. keleko

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    CALL LINKSYS, THEY HAVE 24 HOUR FREE TECH SUPPORT
     
  5. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    I don't remember what model router it is. They're both WinXP machines and the wired computer is sharing a printer. But since the laptop can't even ping the router, it has to be deeper than a file/printer sharing issue.

    I cannot find any firewall software on either machine. The wireless machine is pre-SP2 and the Windows firewall is disabled. The only thing I can think of is that the laptop may have had a software firewall at one point that's still causing trouble because of an improper uninstall or something.
     
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    Uhh, yeah.
     
  7. XR250rdr

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    Try connecting the wireless computer to another wired port and see if you can get it working that way.
     
  8. cmsurfer

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    What are the IP's that each machine is getting? Make sure they are both in the same subnet (ie: 192.168.1.xxx).

    IIRC, file and print sharing is disabled by default in XP. And if the SP2 firewall is running the ping command is blocked by default.

    HTH.
     
  9. StevesVR4

    StevesVR4 Get Arrested

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    Have you tried pinging the systems by their IP address instead of by the host name? You need to have a DNS server or the host table on the individual computers set up to translate from the host name to the IP address.
     
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    "uhh, yeah" is right


    call them
     
  11. mdaniel

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    Yeah all of the pinging has been by IP address. No dice.
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    They're all addresses from the router on the same subnet. The machine is pre-sp2 (and the firewall is disabled anyway). I've never seen the Windows firewall disable outgoing pings by default the way 3rd party firewalls do. Anyway, I can ping anything out there on the net (even by host name) but pings to the router or other local machines time out.
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    In my experience with tech support, they know less than nothing.
     
  14. XR250rdr

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    Do an IPCONFIG /ALL for both comps and post them here please.
     

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