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Why wont my PC respond to ping?

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    Hi (please read whole question)
    Recently I have been trying to get an FTP server on PC to work outside of my network.
    In the many things I have tried I discovered my computer will not respond to ping requests.
    My PC can successfully ping other PC's inside & outside of the network.
    I have tried temporarily turning off firewalls of my PC, including my Anti-Virus and Windows Firewall.
    My modem would be blocking as its firewall, be default, is not switched on, and as I checked it still is that way.
    I don't know if I can ping myself locally but I know outside of networks it doesn't work
    please help me
    Cheers
    Blonde015

    (as on http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-networking/why-wont-my-pc-respond-to-ping/88ba8041-f7f4-413e-9006-d6c6b4474e36)

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    UPDATE:

    Using a pinging app on my iPhone i can 100% ping myself within my network. Outside of my network I still cannot get any responses from pinging myself. (I find my outside IP through http://www.ipchicken.com and my local IP through cmd/ipconfig)
    • Changed type Blonde015 Monday, July 04, 2011 4:04 AM refered to from microsoft answers website
    • Edited by Blonde015 Tuesday, July 12, 2011 4:27 AM
    Friday, July 01, 2011 2:20 AM

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  • Maybe your PC is not connected to network properly, probably you could use this ping tool to troubleshoot and ensure your PC is connected to network properly.

    Once your PC is connected to network properly and there is no firewall blocking on PC, then other PC should be able to ping this PC. 

    Hope this helps.

    Monday, July 04, 2011 2:18 PM
  • Hi,

    It is probably that your Firewall has blocked yourself.

    Please open your firewall settings and check the Inbound rules, make sure all the (ICMPv6-In)rules are enabled.

    Regards,


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    Wednesday, July 06, 2011 8:46 AM
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  • Hi,

    It is probably that your Firewall has blocked yourself.

    Please open your firewall settings and check the Inbound rules, make sure all the (ICMPv6-In)rules are enabled.

    Regards,


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    Another thing, when I open windows firewall, in a light yellow box in the window it says:

    'for your security some settings are controlled by group policy'

    Everything to do with networking exceptions in the firewall (IPv6, IPv4 and so on) is controlled by group policy.

    I am guessing I need to change the group policy settings somehow?

    I'd be guessing it is making my PC ignore ping requests.


    Blonde015 Windows Vista/Windows Live User

    Hi Magon

    I have checked the ICMPv6 settings and I have set all ICMPv6 In-Bounds to allow but it hasn't changed anything.

    I have recently confirmed that I can not ping myself outside of any network I connect to. That tells me its something to do with my computers settings. DO NOT SAY IT IS MY VIRUS PROGRAM!! I have turned off windows firewall and my virus program but still couldn't ping outside of any networks.

    I updated my original post as I can ping myself locally but not outside of networks.

    I can confirm it is not my modems firewall as I get the same results pinging myself on other networks.

    What ever is not allowing ping is the same as whats blocking my FTP server from being accessed outside of my network.


    Blonde015 Windows Vista/Windows Live User
    Sunday, August 07, 2011 10:33 PM