pinging itself as a test for a network card?


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Guest

A networked computer can ping but cannot be pinged.
However it can ping itself - is this an indication that the network card is
OK?
I.e. when it pings itself - does the request go out of the card's OUT to the
card's IN, or it somehow shorcuts and pinging itself proves nothing?
 
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Priya Raghavan [MSFT]

To find why your computer cannot be pinged, check whether you have firewall
settings enabled on your computer ? If so, you need to modify the settings
to allow ICMP requests and response.

Thanks,
Priya.
 
G

Guest

Thank you, Priya.
Where from do I control firewall settings on w2k Pro?

PS. Nevertheless, will pinging itseld testify that the problem is not with
the NIC?
 
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Marc Reynolds [MSFT]

Pinging a network card's own address successfully shows that the TCP/IP
stack is properly bound to the NIC, but doesn't rule out a problem with the
NIC.
As Priya mentions you should make sure you don't have a firewall on the
client and if you do that it allows ICMP traffic. Also the problem could be
the network cable or the hub/switch port you are plugged into.

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Thanks,
Marc Reynolds
Microsoft Technical Support

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
 
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aa

Thans, Marc,

I tried another canle and used another slot in the router - no change.
Where do I control firewall settings from?
The router - Vigor2600X is said to have a built in firewall.
 

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