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Q: Cannot ping local or remote hostnames

I'm using a wirless labtop but I'm having an issue where I cannot ping any hostname on the network.
From labtop:
ping hostname of a computer on NW << errmsg 'Ping request could not find host.'
ping IP of a computer on NW and it works.
When I ping local hostname or local IP I get a, 'request timed out'

From another machine on the network:
When I ping the labtop's hostname I get, "Ping Request could not find host..."
When I ping the labtop's IP address I get, "Request timed out."

I also did an IPCONFIG /ALL and pinged the default gateway IP, DNS and DHCP servers and all worked.

Is there any way to configure something here so that the wirless labtop can communicate with the rest of the network?

Windows XP Pro
Compaq Presario Notebook PC


Preferred Solution: Cannot ping local or remote hostnames

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Cannot ping local or remote hostnames

this is called Ping By Name, the other form is Ping By IPaddress.

You should always be able to is Ping By IPaddress and if not, then there's a problem
with the TCP settings.

Ping By Name requires some service to translate Name=>Address.
At home, the simplest means is to add the names into the host file.
The file is located at
You may need to login as an admin id AND to reset the read-only attribute to
be able to save the file.

Use Notepad to do the edit.

The content should be
name (sp) address​there must be at least one (sp) SPACE between the name and the address
eg: linux7srvr

ALL THAT SAID, you may have further issues on the network configuration.
The address of each system normally changes everytime you start the system due
to the DHCP service in your router. It is preferable to use DHCP rather than static
addresses, especially when you will seldomly need Ping By Name.

Hopefully, you don't need to debug your network every day, so I would recommend
AGAINST all of the above and use Ping By IPaddress when necessary.

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I have forgotten how to find a host name by pinging an IP e.g. If I ping it will tell me what the machine name is.

Thanks a lot,

A:Ping's and Hostnames

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My current setup is this.

PC A = Domain controller. 2 nics (bridged) and adsl connected via usb.
PC B = 1 nic
PC C = 1 nic

PC A has a ip of
PC B has a ip of - DHCP
PC C has a ip of - DHCP

PC A is the domain controller and also serves as a DNS and DHCP server running win2k3. PC B and C are running winxp.

I have a few problems which ive just noticed.

Firstly, PC C always joins the domain with the first charchter of the hostname being capitalised...why?

Secondly, all machies can ping each other, but if i ping PC A from PC B, and then try pinging PC B form PC A it suddenyl stops communicating (cannot find the host - times out).

Thirdly, if i ping PC C from PC B it pings fine, but does not display the FQDN only the netbios name.

I have tried to re-register the DNS server as well as checking firewall rules etc. One thing i have realised is that i have not entered the domain name as the primary DNS suffix on the client pc's. I am currently at work and will do this when i have the chance. But apart from this what else could be the problem?

Thankyou for your help,

A:Ping and hostnames issue

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I would like some expertise to look at this hijack this post and help to determine if there is malware at work with this problem. I am running windows XP SP 3 on an acer aspire AOA150 netbook. I scanned the system with avast anti-virus (free) and Malwarebytes (both updated) but both programs were unable to locate any infected files. Any help is appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:17:48 PM, on 1/19/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe
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A:Can ping but cannot browse or ping ip address of local host.

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The title says it all! Basically I have a comp running XP pro and I want to be able to work locally on one user account, with some kind of remote access server running on another XP user account so that the remote account and the local account can be used simultaniously. I know that this cannot be done with XP Pro remote desktop and could be by Windows Server 2003 remote desktop, but i need an alternate solution to make this happen.



A:Alternate Remote Desktop application for Simultanious Local/Remote Access

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hello, i want to send files from my computer to the remote one but every time i try i open up windows explorer, click on my drive and it freezes up and goes to not responding, then it loads like 5 minutes later, and the process repeats every time i go to a folder, i am connecting to a windows server 2003 computer. can anyone tell me how i can transfer files faster or if there is another way than using windows explorer? thanks a lot!!

A:Problem Transferring Files from Local to Remote Computer in Remote Desktop

You are trying to do this over Remote Desktop?
I have used this with Windows 2000 Server and my XP computer. I would assume it will work with 2003 server.

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I connect a CAT5 cable between two laptops. I want to try Games on LAN
However in one laptop everything is OK
But on other laptop there is a yellow mark on Connection icon for LAN

I tried:
- Use same settings for Network and Sharing settings for both laptops (all connections allowed)
- Disabling all firewalls and antiviruses
- Try automatic IP assign for both (Can ping from 1st laptop to other one, But cannot ping from other laptop to 1st laptop
- Try to give local IP to both laptops (i am familiar with the process) e.g.
laptop 1: (other subnet and dns default)
laptop 2: and all other things same to first laptop
laptop 1: can ping in all situation to other laptop
laptop 2: cannot ping to 1st laptop and always shows yellow icon on its LAN icon

Also both laptops has Admin privilege and they installed by default, they are not have weird homegroup or etc setting.

A:Local LAN, One laptop not ping

The easiest way to do this is to find / purchase an Ethernet hub and plug both laptops into the hub. You will then be able to ping both laptops. To do it the way you are trying to do it, you will need a "crossover" cable to connect the two laptops directly together.

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First tiem asking for help. I am at my wits end.

Every time I ping avg.com I get the local host

There are no entries in the hosts file. I clear the dns resolver cache and still get local host. When I add avg,com to the host file the reverse dns pointer is correct in the resolver cache but the pointer A record shows up as local host.

I have disabled netbios and there is no lmhost file.

I realize ping is a winsock app and I have dbl checked winsocks and any bogus lsp. I searched for ads and rootkits and found none.

I have rebuilt the tcp\ip stack by removing the nic deleteing the nic enumerations and reinstalling.

I did a packet capture and no icmp packet is even created. Of course nslookup work as it queries the dns directly. My thinking is that there may be a hostname alias because the way MS does name resolution for pings it would stop there and not create an ICMP packet, I can?t seem to find any but am not quite sure where to look

Any ideas?

A:Ping avg.com local host

I am not sure how to move this, it may be for the networking gurus.

I total rebuilt tcp/ip and winsock from instruction in that forum. Also did some expermentation. That re-enforces my idea that it has to do with an aliase

I disbled dnscache and still ping avg.com to local host I fooled around with dns cache provider order, same results. Added the PrioritizeRecrodData=1 dword which is suppose to force dns query beyond the local subnet in case of roundrobin applications. Same results, ping avg.com and it returns, (remembr I do not have any host entry but a dummy one for avg.com to resolve to and there is no lmhostfile. I even disbaled dnscache and it still resolves to

Given all that and knowing the first thing ping does when resloving is check to see if it a localhost name and stops. (remember I did a capture packet and there was no icmp packet created). Second after turning the dns cache backon the resolver cahches an A record for avg.com and the record name is "localhost" see output below.

Record Name . . . . . : localhost
Record Type . . . . . : 1
Time To Live . . . . : 602447
Data Length . . . . . : 4
Section . . . . . . . : Answer
A (Host) Record . . . :

must be an alias for "localhost", but where....... please help. Thanks

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Hi guys, I having problem to ping my other computer which is on the same network...

my ip is to - request time out to - i'm able to receive a reply however.. to - my sis laptop is showing request time out.

Arg... what happened? i disabled all antivirus and firewall in my computer already. I'm able to ping

A:Cannot ping local computer.

Try the same as I suggested here: Local Area Connection does not have a valid IP configuration

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I am unable to ping the IP address of my local network. While other machines can ping that IP. Windows firewall is also disabled on both of the PC's. Please help..!!

Thanks in advance

A:Unable to ping local IP

A little more info
Windows version on the PC
whats the IP you are pinging

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I have simple network setup. 2 xp computers, 2 linux computers. All can access the internet. All can ping each other, connected to 4 port linksy wired and wireless router. Firewall on router turned off. Cannot ping on any computer to any address beyond router. If I ping google.com it comes back with:

pinging google.com ( request timed out.

So I believe DNS should be o.k.

The above is true on all computers, so problem must be in the router, right?

A:Can ping local computers not beyond router

so problem must be in the router, right?Click to expand...

You're in the best position to answer this! Please connect a computer directly to the modem (remember to power cycle it when switching) and try the ping.

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I cannot conntect to my local database server from start->run.But I can ping to that IP.I need to get a file from that datavase server.Pl help me.


A:cannot connect to local server but can ping

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Hello there, I've been having a problem with local network interface that I can not ping to local IP address even though I re-setup the interfece by assgining static IP address after deleted TCP/IP protcol and driver for network adapter.Two days ago, I could fix this issue by above mentioned because I could access network via local network interface after re-set up it and disabling Wi-Fi. But, Next day, I could not use local network interface after turned my laptop PC on.I can ping to local loop back. But I can not ping to the IP address which I assgined IP address to the adapter on Common Windows property. I checked routing table there is no information about my static IP address. It was only loopback address. Could you tell me how to reinstall ethernet adapter and TCP/IP protcol if I'm wong and kindly adivce me the solution? Think Pad P70Windows 10 Professional  Sincerely,

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Well, I've been trying to help this person remotely in NY. For the life of me, and can't reach her at all. I've tried VPN, and forwarded ports turned off firewalls and nothing. Now, Im' trying to us Radmin....and I still can't connect, i just get can't find server error.....arggghhh.
I tried to ping her and it times out. I can ping myself, access point and domains. I've tried everything...that i know(sigh). I've also checked services, everything looks fine. I got no windows firewall on. I'm stuck here guys.......any ideas???? Thanks.

A:Can't ping a remote pc...

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I am hoping someone may be able to suggest the reason or reasons why one computer on our local network can't be pinged. We have a small network, just four machines three running XP Home and the forth running XP Pro. All have shared internet connectivity through a Netcomm NB5 ADSL modem/router and an 8 port switch via ethernet. The front machine will appear with the other three when I click on view workgroup computers off My Network Places, however it is not cotactable when I try to open it's shared drive or by pinging through command prompt. We have CA Internet Security on the front two machines and AVG 7.5 Free Edition on the back two.

Any thoughts/suggestions?



A:Not able to "ping one computer on local network?

I stand by what I said last night: "The inability to ping by IP address almost always is because a 3rd party firewall (or Internet Security Suite) is blocking."

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Hello, my problem started about a week ago with the Windows Internet Security 2012 virus, I didn't click it or use it in any way, it was just a little tricky to get cleaned off. After I finally got rid of it, I started getting mass amounts of JS/redir infected files found by the AVG shield in my local settings\Temporary internet files. I would heal the infections and within 5 minutes I would have 8 more pop up in the resident shield. I used ATF cleaner and those stopped, but I started getting one found in windows\system32\ping.exe. It wasn't really doing much while I was searching for how to remove it, other than occasionally severing my internet connection. I finally couldn't find anything on how to rid myself of this so I started going through the steps to post here at bleepingcomputer and I let the gmer do its thing last night, and when I woke up avg had found a trojan and my tcp/ip was non-functional and firefox was basically non-functional also, I could open the window, but it couldn't connect to any sites and would crash if I tried to open the downloads window, and I tried posting to the site from safe mode w/networking but when I hit post it would tell me the site couldn't be found, even though the other windows showed the internet was working. I also couldn't email this to myself on another computer to post it. I had to save it in a notepad file and move it via usb.

Hope you guys can help and thanks in advance!
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A:Ping.exe and regenerating virus in local settings

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the r... Read more

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I have Notebook PC 2000, keep getting "Ping the Remote Computer" what does that Mean, and what do I need to Do

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Hello, I'm looking for some input on an issue I have with my small business. First of all, we run a workgroup network of pc's with some vista/xp OS. Recently installed Linksys VPN router to access from my home. At home I run a laptop with Win 7. I can establish a VPN tunnel with Cisco VPN client and ping 4 out of 6 pc's. I am unable to figure out why I can't ping the other 2. My settings are based on for router -> DHCP configured to assign static ip to these pc's as 192.168.1.xxx Any insight would be greatly appreciated as we are changing ou inventory system to a linux based server, which I will also need to access by VPN. (this would be the seventh pc on LAN with fixed ip of i also cannot ping this server. I have set up lmhosts on laptop and some pc's at work, but i can't see any remote pc's on my network. sorry for lengthy post.

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Hi, have a weird problem.. have a htpc downstairs with windows 7 32bit Pro and a linksys wmp300n pci card. Anyway my problem is this. I can not ping or remote desktop into that computer unless i reboot the machine. Once rebooted i am able to ping and remote desktop. But once i disconnect the remote desktop after about 10 min or so the computer becomes no longer ping able and remote desktop won't work of course. Now i though the computer was going to sleep so i set the computer for high performance and also set the wireless card to high performnce. but still the problem continues. I also went into wireless properties but the weird thing is there is NO power management tab. If i walk downstairs to access the computer it is on and the wireless is connected and i do have internet. the computer is not sleeping in any fashion it is always on but i won't be able to ping or remote into the computer until i reboot it.

Any help would be great cause i rely on remote desktop to manage that machine


A:No Ping No Remote desktop

Guess no one has any idea about this problem.

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I am trying to set up networking between 2 computers sharing an internet connection. The XP machine is up and running. The Windows 98 machine never had networking; I installed a CNet PRO200 PCI networking card and loaded the appropriate driver which I found on the internet. The router and the XP machine are seeing the Win98 machine and the router has assigned it an IP address; however the Win98 machine does not see anything on the network. I cannot ping the router from the 98 machine, nor can I ping the 98 machine from elsewhere on the network. I have reinstalled Windows 98 and the device manager says that the network card is working properly. Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Cannot ping to/from Win98 computer on local network

Well, I dug around on the Internet and found a diagnostic utility for my secondhand networking card, and the hardware failed. I found a new replacement at Fry's for $7.49 in the bargain bin. Won't have a chance to install it until Wednesday, but I'm not expecting any further problems. Sorry to waste everyone's time.

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hey guys i am using a pc which is connected to my internal network with an ip address

using this pc i have telnet from cmd into another router who's ip is

i can ping to router from pc in cmd...but i can't from router to pc

what do i need to do so that i can achieve layer 3 connectivity

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My daughter is complaining about her laptop dropping her out of on-lines games, and generally running slow. I find that I can ping her machine from other machines in the house, and the response time is a consistent 1ms. However, when I ping from her machine to the other machines in the house, her ping can vary from 1ms to over 900ms. This is all between machines at one location connected by hard wires through a switch.

Changing the wiring or swapping ports on the switches does not change the result, the problem is coming from my daughter's machine. I have cleaned up processes and services running on the machine, it appears it is now running with minimal applications and no malware (that I can detect). Still the ping is fluxuating wildly.

While I do not want to influence your response to the slow ping, I have encountered another issue on the machine. While inspecting the machine for virus and malware I have had the machine crash with KERNAL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR, also showing Physical memory dump FAILED with status 0xC000009C. Both of these indicate hard drive trouble. I ran ChkDsk. The first time running the ChkDsk, it ran for over 24 hours before completing (lots of errors found). Subsequent runs have been quick and clean.

The machine is under warranty, so I'm asking the store to replace the hard drive. Is the ping problem related to the hard drive issue, or is something else possibly going bad on the machine (i.e. memory, network card)? Or should I be looking elsew... Read more

A:Solved: Random Ping Times from one Machine on Local Network

Make sure you have the latest correct networking driver. If it is an integrated adapter get the driver from the PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site. If that driver is already installed reinstall it anyhow in case the installed instance is corrupted.

What firewall or security suite is, or ever was, on the system?

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I have a Windows 7 x64 with SP1 that I could not PING the computer at the vendor's site neither IP nor name. It said 'Request time out'.
However, another computer that is on the same network and domain is able to ping the same remote computer at vendor site by IP and by name.
I compared both computer TCP/IP settings and they are identical. The trouble computer is absolutely on the network.

I did clear ARP cache, flush dns, and refreshed NetBIOS names registered but no help!
No firewall blocks, and no anti-virus scan block!
This trouble PC is able to ping all other computers on the network and ping system on internet like www.microsoft.com successfully. Unfortunately, we have only one computer at vendor's site to test. I won't be able to ping another PC at vendor site.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Thang Mo

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Hi guys,

I am facing an issue in our organization. One of our user in the organization has changed the settings such that I cannot ping the system. Similarly I can't even access the system through remote registry option or through Computer Management-->Connect to a Remote Computer. I am getting the error message "Computer_Name cannot be managed. The Network path was not found." I have the Domian Admin rights but I am unable to get information about this system. I have checked the windows firewall setting on his computer by asking him to show me the firewall settings but there is no such configuration that can prevent the form accessing the system.

Can you please help me out what could be the possible reason for this??

A:Unable to Ping the Machines and Access the Remote Registry

Many possible reasons; network cable unplugged, network adapter disabled/driver problem, changed ip address, dns record changed/deleted. Knowing what settings the user changed would be a good start at fixing this instead of starting with --> "is the computer on" etc.

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My home network:
Windows 7 PC
Windows XP Laptop
Both cable connected to a TalkTalk router with Firewall
Neither PC has a software firewall enabled

I haven't used the laptop for 6 months. I used to be able to do everything I discuss below, the only change in the past 6 months is I have re-installed Windows 7 onto a new SSD.


So, yesterday, from my Windows 7 PC, I:

Could successfully:
Remote desktop into the XP PC within my home network
Ping it using CMD using the XP PC name AND its internal IP address

Could NOT:
See the XP PC on my Windows 7 network map
Access it's shares

I then noticed "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" was off on the XP's network adapter. As soon as I turned it on, from my Windows 7 PC, I could successfully:

See it on my Windows 7 network map
Access it's shares

However, since then, the XP machine has installed a lot of updates. I don?t know what ? there were so many I just didn?t check.


Now I find I cannot:
Remote desktop into the XP PC (it says it cannot find the laptop ? the PC name I'm using definitely matches the name as per the "Remote" (desktop) tab on the laptop).
Ping it using CMD using the PC name OR its internal IP address
Can anyone help me to remote desktop into the XP PC again?

Thanks in advance,

A:Can't remote desktop/ping XP PC, but can access its share folders

Hi Rave79x,

If you can't ping the XP PC, I'd look on any Security or Firewall Software installed.

Can you also provide an ipconfig /all of the XP computer? Here's a Tutorial.

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Hello everyone, this is my very first post to any forum ever. I am the new IT guy at a small company. We had our Win 2003 DC/DNS/DHCP/VPN server fail and had to reinstall/reconfigure server 2003. Now it is back to being the DC/DNS/DHCP/VPN, but we have a few VPN problems. Remote users can establish VPN connection through PPTP, and can connect to most of the resources on the network. There are a few machines (accounting server, my workstation computer, maybe others that I haven't checked) that I can't ping or remote into or access shares on. What's up with that? Any help THANK YOU, need anything else I will oblige PDQ. You are all my romodel.

incoming internet looks like this: DSL modem=69.48.xx.xx -->
DSL Router=69.48.xx.xx & 10.0.0.x -->
CiscoPIX=10.0.0.x --> Default GW 10.0.0.x -->
VPN server=10.0.0.x

Here is the ipconfig /all for my remote workstation connected to the VPN:

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : home
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domainname.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : HP EN1207D-TX PCI 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-10-B5-49-E8-F0
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A:Solved: Can connect to VPN from remote computer but can't ping/access some computers!

Thanks, guess this is a crappy forum. No reason I couldn't at least get a "Need more Info" or maybe a "You won't get a solution for this here". In case anyone else has this problem, the solution is here (I don't want to give this crappy site my solution).

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Hi All,
I found interesting and annoying issue. Basically I have 3 PC:
1. problematic Windows XP Professional SP3 (ip:
2. Windows XP Professional SP3 (ip:
3. Ubuntu Server using Samba as file server (ip:

Normally computer 01 able to browse computer 02 and 03; but for the past day I unable to access share folder that computer 02 and 03 created.

from computer 01, I can:
- Ping 02 and 03
- access internet

from computer 02, I can:
- Remote desktop computer 01

but from 01, I can't:
- access share folder of 02 and 03, error: "Windows cannot find "\\comp02". Check the spelling and try again, or try searching for the item by clicking the Start button and clicking Search."
- see 02 and 03 from "My network places > Entire Network > Microsoft Windows Network > Workgroup"

This is what I've checked:
- all computers under same workgroup (which is "Workgroup")
- under same subnet (which is
- Disable all firewall from all computers
- checked that "File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Network" enabled
- even tried to 'repair' the windows XP by putting in the original CD and "reinstall" the XP

My guess:
- could this something to do with particular service that is not running? what would that be?

Please find attached netstat -a result from computer 01

Thank you so much!

A:[SOLVED] Able to Remote Desktop, ping but not reaching share drive

Ah... problem solved...
I tried to "Repair the network connections" but failed at:
- clearing the arp cache
- clearing netbt

So I follow these instructions:
- Clear ARP Cache ==> http://www.manast.com/2007/03/23/rec...ear-arp-cache/
- Clear NETBT ==> http://support.microsoft.com/default...&Product=winxp


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I remoted into an xp laptop on my home network with the laptop on wifi the first time and now I cannot remote in when the laptop is wired, only wifi. Any pc in the house can remote in from any switch, the router, wired or wifi, but when I turn off wifi on the laptop and plug it in, I cannot connect to it. Anyone have an idea for a resolution?

A:Can only remote into local pc thru wifi

Addressing the laptop by computer name or IP address?

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I need to setup my server to run applications remotely. Is Terminal Server all I need to achieve this????

A:{Advice Given} - How can I run a program on a remote PC, as if I were local?

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I am desperate!! I am working from home via remote desktop, and need to print my reports on the local printer here. However, all 3 of my printers have usb connections, and the remote desktop link does not recognize them. Any time I print it goes to the default printer for the server in my office 10 miles away! 2 of the printers are all-in-one printers and one is printer only....I can however, print w/an old parallel port printer, but the quality is poor. What am I missing? How can a SAP or SAP pro supported program like remote desktop only have the capability to use an ancient printer?

A:Local Printing W/remote Desktop

Have you thought about using a print server for your printer? This would make them available to the entire LAN\intranet.USB Print ServerWireless USB3 port USB Server

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I am trying to set up a remote computer to access a computer on my home network. Within my home network (locally) I can access everything with no problems. Remotely, though (using my public ip address) I am unable to log on.

Several things may be factors, but I can't seem to pinpoint the actual problem. I have a linksys router acting as a bridge and a zyxel modem acting as my router. I have been able to enable port forwarding on the zyxel for remote desktop program (no need for RD web, I don't believe), but don't know if I need to do the same to my linksys. If I do, how do I find the address to access that?

Also, when I try to access the networked host computer, do I need to specify that address/name in the username field when trying to connect? If so, would it be formatted: "\\computername\username" or "\\localipaddress\username" ?

I have no other ideas on what might be the problem, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

A:Remote Desktop - local ok, public not

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Ok I have a question....if I have an error pop up on my local computer. Is there a way using Windows Remote Desktop that I can see those popped up errors. I know I could check event viewer but some errors have generic errors while the error on the screen i.e. Windows Back throws a "media not ready" error which I can see locally. How would someone with RDP see that exact error? I know VNC I can see the desktop as the user sees it but remote desktop doesn't seem to be able.....any suggestions

A:Remote Desktop and Local PC Errors

When you login with Remote Desktop, it logs off the current user on that computer and you login with a fresh desktop again. VNC would be the only way to see the current desktop of the user.

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I want to be able to copy people's files on their own local HDD while mapping to their C$ shares across the network, but I'm looking for a way to have the files use their local clipboards instead of using mine. Is this possible?

I'm wanting to copy their PST files from Outlook to another local location before I run a scan on it as I have seen scanpst.exe hose these files before. But, I don't want the network to use my clipboard and end up doing a two way LAN transfer, which will clobber our network doing this to these huge PST files. Some people have these files maxed at around 20gig.



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Hi geeks.

I need to connect to some other Win 8 Pro rigs using credentials of a local account. I am unable to find how to change default account type as shown in this screenshot:

Remote connections to Microsoft Accounts working as they should, no issues there.


A:How to remote connect to a local account?

Let's pretend your current PC is named Kari-PC and your username is kari, you would login with this username:


You can go to Control Panel -> User Accounts and then click on manage user accounts. From that window, you can see the "domain" name and user name. Then it's basically using "domain\user", even though it may not be an actual windows domain.

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I cannot see my local files whilst excessing remote desktop. Before connecting I went to > option > local resources > and checked all (disk drives, printers, serial ports) but still I cannot see the local c:

I can use tab or minimize and see but I cannot import a file on my local drive which I want using the RDC. Could someone help pls.

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My Accountant is currently having problems printing. She is accessing our accounting software on our Win 2003 Server Machine. She needs to print to her local printer while accessing our server from her XP machine using Remote Desktop.

She has a local printer connect via USB.

We have installed her printer driver on our 2003 server.

I did the regedit Dword FFFFFFFF trick to redirect the printers, but we still cannot get a printout locally.
Any ideas, or resources we should try? Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi everyone, had a question I couldn't find an answer for searching and was hoping someone might know.

Here is the situation, I use a software to remotely connect to a PC (PC#2) in another location. When I use PC#1 to connect to PC#2 it cannot access the printer I have networked to PC#1.

There is a piece of software I am using to generate reports on PC#2 that I would like to be able to print directly out of, as opposed to exporting the data, saving to PC#1, and printing.

Thank you in advance for any advice!

A:Using a local printer on a remote connection

You will need to save a copy of the report locally and then open it locally.

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Kind of an odd situation I'm in, my laptop's gpu has recently stopped working but besides the onboard video everything works. So I managed to set up a remote desktop connection to my pc from my iPhone. I need to do some web editing and the iPhone keyboard is pretty unpractical for that use so I was wondering:

Is it possible to use my laptop's keyboard while remotely logged in from my iPhone? Or maybe even just use said iphone as a sort of remote monitor?

I'd like to avoid having to pay multiple hundreds of dollars just for a new motherboard. Yikes
Any knowledge or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks

A:Using a local keyboard on remote desktop?

When you say 'GPU stopped working' by that I take it to mean you plugged in an external monitor and still had a blank screen?

Assuming that's true, and since you can access the computer remotely with your iPhone, I'd recommend you download one of the free remote control programs to the laptop and install it. I'm currently a fan of Logmein Free version.

With that installed you can use any available computer to log onto the defective laptop (as long as both have a internet connection), even if they are sharing the same modem. From any computer...even at the library. Only issue I have with Logmein is that it can be a resource hog (minor) when it's not running as it's always in the background, so I always uninstall it after I'm done with remote sessions.

Some others here on the forum might suggest you unplug the laptop from AC, remove the battery, press and hold the 'On' key for 25 seconds, plug it back in and see if that restores your video.

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Im trying to find a way to allow Windows XP Pro PCs at out remote branches to login to the headquarters domain. At the moment we have about 13 remote branches with between 3-12 PCs each and a server (either a windows NT or W2000 DC). At our headquarters we have a Windows2003 domain. Were an expanding company (with a very limited IT budget) with 2 additional branches coming later in the year. Instead of purchasing new servers for the new branches Id like the branch PCs to connect to the headquarters domain. We already have a VPN connection connecting all branches together, this is used for email collection, troubleshooting and VoIP. Each branch is on its own subnet and can ping any other PC at any other branch, but they cant see any other branch domains. But how do I make the remote office workstation logon to the central domain?

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Remote workstation connection to local domain.

If they are all VPN'd together then you should be able to join the computers to the domain unless there is a Firewall blocking them from accessing it.

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How do I use the Windows XP Professional RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) from a computer that is outside the LAN? I have already been able to sucessfully use it from a computer in the LAN, but when I try to use it from a computer outside the LAN it does'int work. I've tried using the router's IP address and i've also made a No-IP.com account but still no luck.


A:RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) Outside local network

You mentioned above that you could not connect via RDC over the local lan. Try a
netstat -an|find "3389"
and see if its even listening on the port. Is the computer you're trying to connect to also connected to a router? Do you control both ends of the computer? Can you ping the ip of the other computer? Is the Windows XP firewall on? SP1a or SP2? I know alot of questions but it's necessary in order to narrow the problem.

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Hi, I want to control a second PC (win7) on my desk and currently I am using my Surface and TightVNC and it is doing what I need, but the local screen refresh is jaggy and slow.

I am OK with using the separate monitor of the second PC so do not want the full KVM-switch adapter. I tried an inteck HB4009 which claims to do this with their Magic Port and it does, sometimes. But mostly it loses the mouse on both devices or totally locks up one or both or the connection. This is not an isolated thing with the HB4009 as there are many reports online of exactly that behavior for this hub. Great idea but terrible driver software.

Anyone know of a simple way to control the second PC using the local PC mouse and keyboard?


A:Local-remote Keyboard/Mouse adapter?

Have you tried Synergy ?

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I am connecting to a client's server via a VPN connection using Remote Desktop Connection on my XP home system.

I have to run reports, convert to excel and then need to either print the report or transfer it to my local drive or a USB stick. I have checked access to local drives and printers, like I have in the past, but I can't get the file to print or transfer. My printers aren't listed as installed and when I copy and attempt to past on the local machine, I get an error that the source and file disk are not available.

I have to do this on a daily basis from here on, so I really need to get a good solid and quick fix for this.



A:Remote Desktop Connection/local drive help!

Have you ever used VNC. It allows you to actually connect to the remote machine and actually be on the desktop. You can then do everything on that machine and transfer the file back to your machine. Just a suggestion if you have further issues with VPN. I use VNC to support my customers.

Tim Brown

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Hi everyone -
I apologize if this has been addressed; I did a search, and couldn't find an answer that worked.

I am attempting to connect two computer via Remote Desktop. Both are running Windows 7 Professional, and they are not on the same network so this is going over the internet.

Although I have all of the appropriate boxes checked in the Remote Desktop's options, I am unable to get my local resources to become available on the remote machine. I cannot see the local drives, access the local printers, or share items with the clipboard.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get these to work?


A:Remote Desktop - Local Resources Not Working

I use TeamViewer to access my work computers from home. Able to access computers & printers on the network.


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I have legitimate access to a remote computer.  When connected to the remote computer, I want to print on my local printer.  I have checked the Printer box on the "Local devices and resources" section in the Local Resources of the RDC window which I was told would connect my printer to the remote computer, but my local printer is not on the printer menu of the remote computer.
I'm running Windows 7 Pro and Kaspersky Internet Security

A:While in remote computer, I can't print on my local printer

This thread might shine some light on it for you.

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Why is it that on some computers xp to xp the local drives will show and others it wont. Same config, no firewalls, local drives checked in the remote desktop client.


A:local drives missing in remote desktop

It's the typical XP browsing issue. If you don't have a server with DNS services running locally, computer browsing with XP is a hit-or-miss proposition. There are two things you can do.

Make sure that in the TCP/IP properties, that NETBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled for all the XP machines.

Install NETBEUI protocol on all machines. This is usually the Silver Bullet that gets them talking. NETBEUI is on the CD in the ValueAdd directory.

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I work from home and use a VPN connection and for this client, we are using the remote desktop connection through XP.

I found out how to have access to my local drives by clicking on options, before I log in and making sure local drives are checked. But, it doesn't always work. I have spreadsheets on the remote desktop I need to get to my computer drive.

Sometimes when I save the spreadsheet my local drives are there and sometimes they aren't. I have rebooted completely and still no access. I am desperate to get this resolved, because I have people waiting on these sheets. For now all the reports are on the remote desktop, until I can get them to my local drive.



A:Remote Desktop Connection/local drive help!

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