The xp & vista in a same local area net;but xp failed to ping vista



As the title says,the xp and vista are in a same local area net,but xp fails
to ping vista and the vista succees.I had shut down the both firewall,I do
not know whether other settings needed to be set exist, but I failed in
that.I want to know why
Thanks for your help in advance.

Jack [MVP-Networking]

Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
Firewall instructions.
General example,
Vista File and Printer Sharing-
Windows XP File Sharing -;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing
XP -
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing
XP -
Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista (Not need for XP-SP3) -
Sharing between Windows XP and Mac -
When done hard reboot all network computers and the Router.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).

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