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Hello,
I have a desktop and a laptop at home, both running windows-xp. They are connected to internet using Netgear MR814v2. Both *are* able to access internet without any problem. But they cant ping each other. Laptop is connected to netgear using wireless. desktop is connected using a ethernet cable.

I disabled windows firewall on both the machines.
Both can ping the netgear (which is also default gateway 192.168.1.1)
They have different workgroup, but that should not matter for ping.
IP addresses are 192.168.1.2 for desktop and 192.168.1.3 for laltop.
netmask is 255.255.255.0 for both.
default gateway is 192.168.1.1 for both.
Both use DHCP to get the configuration from netgear.

Can you help? It is very painful to transfer anything between laptop and desktop.

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Inability to ping is 99% likely to be a firewall issue of some sort. You need to make sure than ANY firewall or other product like an AV or Norton NIS is disabled and/or uninstalled.
 

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keymaker said:
hi,

do you get an error message when you try to ping both computers or do you just get a timeout?

hmmm........thats pretty weird.
I get the timeout only. No other error.
 
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