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  1. fin1983

    fin1983 Thread Starter

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    Hello new member here obviously as my post count will now be 1... my issue is i have a di 604 router and i am trying to home network a HP m8100n running windows 7 and a emachines W3503 running xp sp3 we can see each other in our networks and share files and printers but the xp machine cannot ping or connect to the windows 7 machine if i try to host a lan game?

    I am at my wits end about why we can connect for file and printer sharing both ways but not be able to ping the 7 machine from xp.

    I have installed the link layer topology discovery responder that i read should have been the fix from microsofts kb but that didnt work.

    any suggestions would be helpful Thanks for your time.
     
  2. digitalsatori

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    I would check the Firewall settings on both the XP and the Win7 machine. Windows 7 has many stronger security measures in place and you may need to allow the XP machine to talk to the Win7 machine.

    Try turning off the firewall completely on the Win7 machine first to see if you can ping it from the XP machine. If so, turn the firewall back on and manually add in the exceptions you'll need for your games.
     
  3. fin1983

    fin1983 Thread Starter

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    Both fire walls are off and still not able to ping. :( Thank you though.
     
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    Failure to ping in one direction is almost always a firewall issue, and not the Windows firewall if file and printer sharing is enabled.
     
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