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Ping my own computer problem


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John Rhys

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I have PC running XP with Sp 2 and a tablet/laptop also running XP with Sp 2. I have a BT Homehub and I can connect wirelessly to the Internet via this router from both the PC and the Laptop. I can ping the Laptop address from the Laptop but I cannot ping the PC address from the PC. I can ping the router from both the PC and the laptop. I can ping the Laptop from the PC but cannot ping the PC from the Laptop. I get a report " Request timed out" when I try to do so. I pinged my PC with 127.0.0.1 and it responded OK. My question is why can I not ping my PC from my PC? Any suggestions please?

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Artellos

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Hello John Rhys,

Do you have any firewalls?
They might block ICMP (ping) packets.
The Windows Firewall tends to do this.

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Olrik
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Thank you Olrik

I turned off my Norton 360 firewall and I was then able to ping my own computer.

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Your welcome.
Keep in mind that Ping (ICMP) Packets are mostly blocked by firewalls because they allow you to see if the computer is there.
If you block ICMP packets there's a smaller chance that someone will find your computer.

Glad I could help.

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