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09-20-2011, 06:27 AM
Win7 does not like the ping command.

I have two boxes, both running Win7, IP address on one box is, but when I try to ping that from the other Win7 box, even though they are on the same network, they refuse to talk to each other.

In XP, set the IP address, and you can ping any box from any other box.

Anyone got any ideas what is going on?

I had no problems connecting to my server(running XP, also in the 192.168 group) as mapped drives to the Win7 box.

EDIT: I can ping the server(XP) from the Win7 box, but I cannot ping the Win7 box from any other box - including the server.

Paul Komski
09-20-2011, 09:34 AM
It's possible that Windows (or other) firewall is blocking ICMP.

09-20-2011, 10:07 AM
I would go with Paul's suggestion. It's not a case of Win 7 not "liking" the PING command; it only does what it's configured to do, and I've never had a problem using the command with this OS.

Paul Komski
09-20-2011, 12:36 PM
Graphic for WinXP firewall in this area.

09-20-2011, 09:09 PM
Ta - I will check that out. I want to setup remote desktop to the other box(also Win7). I understand Win7 has that built-in, so I will read up on how to do that using google. I used to use tightVNC on my XP boxes, and would still prefer that, as all my other boxes are still running it with the exception of these two Win7 boxes...

09-20-2011, 09:58 PM
TightVNC will work on Win 7, albeit with some config changes. I don't know if you turn off UAC by default, but that'll likely be the best thing to do if you want to run TightVNC properly.

Remote desktop works fine, and should be easy enough for your Win 7 machines if you choose that as an alternative.

Paul Komski
09-20-2011, 10:32 PM
TightVNC Meets Windows 7 (http://www.tightvnc.com/tightvnc-meets-windows7.php)