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Win XP machine connected to router wirelessly, but cannot be pinged

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  1. lance1987

    lance1987 Thread Starter

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    CORRECTION: Windows 2003 R2 Server machine cannot be pinged, not XP

    Hey,

    I'm running a highly modified version of Windows 2003 R2 to make use of an old PC. It connects beautifully to a Verizon router (I can browse the Internet), but I can't figure out how to share folders on my network. I have a Macbook and Win7 machine and both cannot see this old PC on the network. I have tried to ping the old PC from my Win7 machine, and it will only timeout. I've also checked the services I'm running, and they seem to match the ones I have found in previous posts on this forum. I'm stumped. Below is some relevant output from the old PC. Thanks in advance for the help!

     
  2. etaf

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    theres quite a few articles on this subject

    have a read here

    Complete Guide to Networking Windows 7 with XP and Vista
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15247/complete-guide-to-networking-windows-7-with-xp-and-vista/

    Share-files between windows7 and xp
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/

    Here’s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/184232/set_up_your_home_network_windows_7_edition.html
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12246/share-a-printer-on-your-network-from-vista-or-xp-to-windows-7/
     
  3. lance1987

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    These tutorials are well and good, but they do not address why my old PC on the network cannot be pinged. I have tried most of these steps to no avail, and I would assume that I need to address my firewall issue (guess?) first.
     
  4. etaf

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    Yep, firewall issue - so what firewalls do you have or have ever had on the PC (s)
    Firewalls that have been uninstalled can cause this issue like Norton, Mcafee etc and you need to use a removal tool to get rid of completely
     
  5. lance1987

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    The PC was wiped clean a while back and only contains a few added applications. I am confident there is no third part anti-virus software on this machine.
     
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    Please explain how/where you got this stripped down version.
     
  7. lance1987

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    The highly modified build of Windows I installed is titled Windows Tiny2003 eXperience Edition

    Here is an overview: [link deleted by mod]

    My first mistake it seems is that this Windows is actually Windows 2003 R2 Server.
     
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    Thanks, Lance, but your first mistake was in using pirated software (perhaps you were unaware) and another mistake was thinking that we help with it. We do not. Have to close this now.
     
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