Network problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by 5211, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. 5211

    5211 OSNN Junior Addict

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    i have to computers connected via a cable crossover

    and i have the ip addresses set up to be 192.168.0.1 255.255.255.0 for main computer and 192.168.0.2 for laptop and 255.255 blabla

    but for somereason the main computer can't ping itself

    the laptop can ping 192.168.0.2 but all the main computer says when i try to ping 192.168.0.1 is request timed out

    is there anyreason for this?
     
  2. ThePatriot

    ThePatriot -=[BOHICA!]=- Political User

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    Is there a software firewall on it blocking ping (also known as ICMP echo)? If it is XP, SP2's firewall blocks ping by default.
     
  3. Dennis T

    Dennis T OSNN Junior Addict

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    Not an expert in this area :) .... but I don't think its possible for a pc to ping itself. Machines on my network can't anyway !!
     
  4. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    PC's can and should be able to ping themselves, both on 127.0.0.1 and on their ethernet device(s).

    If they cant you got a dead nic or a packet filter blocking ICMP ECHO
     
  5. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I think I need the same help.
    Not sure what the problem is, but I used to have DHCP server enabled on my router two days ago but disabled it after it kept swapping the IPs around for my print server.
    Now I can't connect to my desktop to my laptop. My laptop can't even see itself in the View Workgroup Computer area.