In article <1AF26738-E9B8-4E11-8281-99925C6CD12D@microsoft.com>, Kevin
>I have a Linksys wired router and I have updated to the latest firmware
>It is a 2 computer home network with a new Vista home premium machine and a
>XP machine. The problem I am having is the Vista machine cannot ping the XP
>machine, and I have disabled the firewall and allowed file and print sharing
>with the same results......I even changed my automatic power off for my
>network card. The Vista machine did not come w/ any installed software so
>there is no other firewall besides windows. Yes I have enabled file and print
>sharing as well as network discovery.
>In another thread there was something about netbios and I changed that,
>Sharing the internet works fine but I am unable to share files?
>When I open the network icon both computers show up up cannot communicate
>with each other, and they have the same workgroup name.
>I messed around all day yesterday to no avail, help please.
>The XP machine can ping the Vista machine but the Vista machine cannot ping
>the XP machine.
Are you pinging the XP machine by computer name, by IP address, or
both? Pinging by computer name uses NetBIOS. Pinging by IP address
It's possible that a hidden firewall on XP is blocking the ping. Does
Windows Security Center show a firewall? Some recent antivirus
programs (e.g. Norton, PC-cillin) include firewall components.
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
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