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I have been at this for over 2 week a few hours every night.....many forums/boards/blogs/etc.... The windows7 laptop can see the vista desktop in the network map but cannot ping it or access any of the Vista desktop shares (the only thing I really need is I can see / connect to both Vista & XP machines on the network, but they can't PING me (although they can see me). It sounds like a fix to me. have a peek here

Were the errors the same? It's still the same after RTM December 2, 2009 Will Irwin I found that even on Vista (x64, SP2) you have to use the "File and Printer Sharing - Discovery" setting. I have a few more things to try and, if they don't work I'll start a new thread. If the Vista users here wake up...you may get some answers to your queries.

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But even when I turn off the Norton firewall, it still can't see the Vista computer. The Vista computer is running Windows Firewall and Microsoft Essentials. To access any files or folders you will need to set permissions in the folder properties just make a new user Guest so it can read and write.

RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search How-To Geek Allow Pings (ICMP Echo Request) Through Your Windows Vista Firewall Have you ever noticed that with the Windows Vista Firewall enabled, Network & Sharing Vista PC cannot ping XP machineHi, I managed to get my PC to communicate but only one way. You need to create a static entry for netbios computer to ip address and then a static arp entry for ip address to mac address Go to the following path C: Cannot Ping Computer On Same Network HiYou very first solution for network discovery actually did the trick.

Public folder sharing is on. Cannot Ping Windows 7 Firewall Off I can access the Internet, ping... I have connected via an ethernet cat5 cable. It connects to router over wireless.

New 10 Feb 2008 #5 Henri Guest RE: Cannot Ping Vista Machine "danielafortier" wrote: > I have an XP laptop (Wireless) and a Vista desktop (Wired) connected through > a liksys I found it a bit confusing. Turning off all firewalls temporarily had no effect. If yes then what was it? -- Kerry Brown Microsoft MVP - Shell/User http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/ My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ...

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I... http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/503281/cant-see-vista-computer-on-home-network/ Sure, you could take the drastic step of disabling the firewall for testing purposes, but the simple solution is to just allow ICMP requests through the firewall. Cannot Ping Windows 7 Computer On Network THen I had a Eureka moment…maybe the firewall or an antivirus is blocking ICMP requests… and I found this above conversation. Windows 7 Not Pinging Other Computers Did you ever get it resolved?

The Vista computer can see and access the others. navigate here Allow ICMP Echo Request (ping) From the Command Line Open up an administrator mode command prompt by right-clicking and choosing Run as Administrator, or type cmd into the start menu search I just double-checked to make sure - all PCs are on WORKGROUP. all of the computers on the network (as far as I can tell) are members of the Workgroup HOMEGROUP (all caps to avoid possible problems). Unable To Ping Windows 7

I would it back a few more weeks and voila my ping started responding and my file shares came back. I'm wondering if by changing the 3 or 4 "key" ones I needed to in order to get my internet connection running at all if I've inadvertently screwed up outside access There are a number of good guides out there; so I am not going to cover that.However, if you are still having issues...time to turn to the Windows Firewall.Now first my Check This Out File and printer sharing are allowed and there is a firewall exception to allow file and printer sharing.

I have checked all the settings I can think of and haven't been able to resolve the issue. Can the Vista computer ping the XP computer by name and by IP address? Thanks to Andrew.

Both can access Internet but they can't see each other on the network map even though both have shared public folders, are in the same work group.

Thanks. This process named as ‘Echo Request'. There is just one problem, you cannot copy/paste the commands from this webpage because the quotes have the wrong format. Your cache administrator is webmaster.

I cannot ping the Vista machine from any of the XP machines.  Everything on the Vista machine works fine . . . Vista and Windows 7 default is 'WORKGROUP' but from memory I think XP was 'MSHOME'. =========== Please Read The Forum Rules =========== Reply With Quote September 4th, 2012,23:10 PM #7 Island_Boy_77 In Vista, the network is set as private network so it is expected that devices on the network are discoverable. this contact form Back to top #4 hamluis hamluis Moderator Moderator 50,914 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Killeen, TX Local time:05:10 AM Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:36 PM To be honest...I don't know anything

I even > unchecked the "local area connection" to unprotect it from the firewall. > (Even though the firewall is off). > > What would keep vista from responding to pings? Back to top #6 hamluis hamluis Moderator Moderator 50,914 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Killeen, TX Local time:05:10 AM Posted 04 August 2013 - 03:54 PM Try the Windows 8 forum here If you turn off Windows Firewall it still wont work, probably because it doesn't flush the rules...Just more new stuff to get used to..im sure it'll still be flawed and have I then checked the Advanced Sharing Options for the usual suspects.

Can't get any further. I'm having the same identical issue. All rights reserved. It has fixed ip..

Could you please tell me whether you install the Vista yourself and which edition do you have? My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ... The Win 8 and Mac and access each other, so it would appear that the problem is with the Vista. Have you tried pinging the Vista computer both by name and by IP address?

A case like this could easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Same case as with 6, recommendation is the same.As it actually turns out, while several of those items solved MOST of the problems that people had with this issue...it did not I did wonder if there is a tool that is capable of scanning the Registry / Windows folder in order to repair all things network-related? Network is set to private.

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