Can't ping/RDP XP Pro machine from Windows 7


  • I know there are similar questions out there, but I haven't found any answers that work so I'll ask my own. I just built a new Windows 7 Home Premium machine to replace an XP Home box. With the old machine, I used to run Remote Desktop back to my work laptop when I have it at home, on my LAN. My basic problem at this point is that this doesn't work with the Windows 7 machine. Well, actually, I'm assuming that RDP works, I just can't get to that point. I can't see or ping the XP Pro machine; the error is "Destination host unreachable" from the W7 NIC IPv4 address, which I believe means it's not even sending the ping out to the default gateway. I can however ping/browse my Debian fileserver from W7, and I can ping the W7 machine from the XP Pro machine.

    I've disabled the firewall, tried adding a static IP route, enabling NetBIOS over TCP/IP for IPv4, and tried it with and without a homegroup enabled. Network discovery is on. Again, we're talking about PCs on the same internal LAN, same subnet. The XP Pro machine is connected wireless, the other two machines are wired, same switch.

    Would be really nice to regain this functionality.
    Friday, November 06, 2009 1:52 PM