Can ping to, but from from, Vista Home Premium machine

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by liam.friel, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. liam.friel

    liam.friel Guest


    just taken delivery of shiny new Vista Home Premium system.

    I have a simple home network, wireless router and a Win98 (yes, 98)
    machine, this new Vista box. The Win98 machine is wired to the router,
    the Vista machine is wireless.

    Between these two machines, networking fine, internet access fine etc.
    Both machines members of same Workgroup, IP addresses assigned by
    router using DHCP etc.

    I also have a work laptop, XP Pro, it is configured to work on home
    wireless LAN, DHCP, but it is not a member of the workgroup since it
    is a domain machine from work. But when in the home it can connect to
    internet etc.

    My problem is that I cannot setup even the most basic communication
    between the Vista machine and the XP laptop. Or in fact either of the
    workground machines adn the XP laptop, not that I cared before. (What
    has the Win98 machine ever done for me?)

    Vista machine IP is
    XP is
    Win98 is

    The Vista machine can ping and share files with the Win98 machine.
    The XP machine can ping either of the Win98 or Vista machines

    But neither of the Win98 or Vista machines can ping the XP machine,
    even though as far as I can tell their ipconfig setups are identical.
    I cannot connect to and FTP server running on the XP machine from

    Firewall is disabled on Vista for test purposes, didn't make any
    difference though.

    Any ideas?
    liam.friel, Oct 26, 2007
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  2. liam.friel

    Chuck [MVP] Guest

    Define "cannot ping" / "cannot connect to". What exact error message or problem
    do you observe?

    If you can't ping the XP computer, check the firewall, and all other security
    programs, on the XP computer.

    And since the XP computer is a domain member at work, look at issues with
    relocating domain computers on workgroups.

    Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
    Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    My email is AT DOT
    actual address pchuck mvps org.
    Chuck [MVP], Oct 26, 2007
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