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Unable to ping a computer from live OS

asked 2012-12-19 05:38:36 -0500

I have installed Fedora 17 live desktop and connected a crossover cable from live desktop to my laptop which is running on windows. I have configured the network on both the desktop and my laptop to be in the same subnet. I am able to ping the live desktop from my laptop but unable to ping from live desktop to laptop. I have not installed any additional rpms on the desktop. Please let know if I am missing any configurations on the live desktop to reach other computers on the same network.

Regards, Puneeth

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answered 2012-12-19 08:27:29 -0500

ThomasMcA gravatar image

Ping requests are often blocked by firewalls, so they are not a reliable test of network connectivity. Try telnetting into a specific port, like port 80.

Also, why are you connecting them via crossover cable? To exchange files? If so, have you tried to connect (via a file manager) from each computer to the other? (Try both ways - one may work even if the other fails.)

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answered 2012-12-19 12:44:23 -0500

dreamcastnate gravatar image

Like Thomas McA said, ports may be blocked. Check your firewall settings in Windows for ICMP requests. Here is a guide I found on Google.

http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/windows/m8

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