Can I PING through wireless router

  daba 21:55 23 Dec 2007
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Trying to get my printer shared so the other PC on wireless can print to it.

Both PCs running Win 2K Pro, both in Workgroup called WORKGROUP, and I can see and transfer files to, the other PC's folder shares in "Computers Near Me".

But neither PC can PING the other PC, I just get "Request Timed Out". Is this because PING doesn't work through thw Wireless link ?

  brundle 22:07 23 Dec 2007

Router or other machine's firewall may be set to ignore pings (ICMP messages). Ping the router instead, if you get no response then the check the router settings. Additionally, I take it you are pinging the NAT address provided by the router to the other machine, not your public IP address.

  daba 22:27 23 Dec 2007

thanks brundle - should have thought of the multiple firewalls - oh well, so long as Windows network works through them that's all I'll need to get printer sharing working.

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