Vista Home Premium user - can't ping self...


  • I'm hoping someone might be able to help me out.  I'm unable to ping the static IP address ( on my own laptop.  Does Vista require my laptop to be connected to a LAN for this to work?  My goal here is to eventually network my laptop to an older PC running NT4.0 Workstation.


    Any assistance would be appreciated - thanks.


    Wednesday, November 05, 2008 6:32 PM

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  • Hi,


    Thank you for posting.


    Before moving on, please let me know if the computer network connections is connected.


    Then, please try to ping the computer self by another static IP address Does it work?


    If the issue still persist, please run IPCONFIG /ALL and post the result on the forum.


    Thank you for your cooperation.


    Friday, November 07, 2008 7:48 AM
  • I appreicate the quick reply back.


    The 2 computers (NT Workstation PC and Vista laptop) are connected via a network hub.  I'm able to ping each computer's NIC via without incident.  I'm still unable to ping the laptop's IP address ( from the laptop itself though.  I can ping the PC's static IP address ( from the PC itself without a problem.


    I'm having problems pasting a screenshot of the IPCONFIG /ALL into this message though.  I'll try to get that to you 1st chance I get, but I'll send you the answers above for the time being.




    Friday, November 07, 2008 8:46 PM

    Here are the results of the IPCONFIG /ALL from the laptop (I had to type each line):


    Windows IP Configuration


    Host Name                                           cjk-home-pc

    Primary Dns Suffix                                <blank>

    Node Type                                            Hybrid

    IP Routing Enabled                                No

    WINS Proxy Enabled                             No


    Wireless LAN Adapter Wireless Network Connection:


    Connection-specific DNS Suffix              <blank>

    Description                                           Dell wireless 1390 WLAN mini-card

    Physical Address                                  00-1e-4c-b2-dd-38

    DHCP Enabled                                      Yes

    Autoconfig enabled                                Yes

    IPv4 address                               

    Subnet mask                              

    Default gateway                                    <blank>

    NetBIOS over TCP/IP                            Enabled


    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:


    Connection-specific DNS Suffix              <blank>

    Description                                           Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC

    Physical Address                                  00-1d-09-3a-03-6b

    DHCP Enabled                                      No

    Autoconfig enabled                                Yes

    IPv4 address                               

    Subnet mask                              

    Default gateway                          

    NetBIOS over TCP/IP                            Enabled

    Friday, November 07, 2008 9:16 PM
  • Hi,


    Thank you for your detail information.


    According to your IPCONFIG result, could you please let me know if you are using ICS?


    In addition, could you please disable your Wireless LAN Adapter and reboot the computer to ping self again?




    Monday, November 10, 2008 9:41 AM

    I'm not familiar with the Internet Sharing feature (ICS) to which you refer.  Should this feature be set to ON or OFF on both computers?


    I'll go ahead and disable the wireless adapter on my laptop at home when testing this next.  I'll follow-up with you afterwards.



    Tuesday, November 11, 2008 5:59 PM
  • I thought you could not network Home editions of Windows.  Is that available now?
    Tuesday, November 11, 2008 9:25 PM
  • Hi,


    Regarding the ICS, you can refer to following link.


    Using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing)


    If the issue still persists after disabling wireless adapter, please let me know.




    Wednesday, November 12, 2008 8:10 AM
  • The problem still exist, even after disabling the wireless adapter. 


    Should I go ahead and try enabling ICS on the Vista box?  It says that ICS will not work with stat IPs though.  Is the ICS feature configurable on the NT Workstation computer to which I'm eventually trying to connect?




    Wednesday, November 12, 2008 6:12 PM