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Q: Ping's and Hostnames


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,

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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,

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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


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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This issue has happened every now and then on the wifi only for some weird reason and in the past couple of months and now it's starting to happen on my wired network. I cannot go to any websites such as google.com unless I use their IP directly. This means some things like Skype and TOR (only method I have of posting this at the moment) still work. I've tried everything from static to DHCP LAN IPs, router/ISP/opendns/google's DNS servers, and nothing seems to fix the issue. This affects all wireless and now wired devices including android, windows, and lubuntu. Chrome gives the error message "DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG". What on Earth is wrong here? Is it the router? Modem? Is it my ISPs fault? Does anyone have any clue?

A:Cannot access any hostnames, only IPs

Not a Chrome fan.. Drop to DOS and type in nslookup and see what the output is. Here's an example:

C:\Documents and Settings\MikeyB>nslookup
Default Server: google-public-dns-b.google.com

In the above you can see from my computer here, I have google's dns resolver manually configured in my ipv4 properties. You have said that you have tried putting in a static DNS address and it did'nt work. I'd check inside your router for the info that your ISP might have xmitted to you.

Also, flush out your DNS cache

ipconfig /flushdns

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Hi i'm having a strange issue with one of my users.

We run a logon script to map network drives to a users machine during logon using the following schemea \\hostname\share$

However for this one particular user onehostname cannot be resolved.
All shares on another hostname are mapped successfully.
And when mapping via IP ALL shares are mapped successfully.

I'm successesfully able to Ping the hostname and I've tried flushing the DNS cache and restarting the machine but the problem persists.

No other users or machines are reporting the issue.

If you can offer any help or advice I'd be greatful

A:Resolving Hostnames

Add the necessary permission for the user account who has the problem in the server for the share folder \\hostname\share$

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I have list of IP address how to know hostnames (NSLOOKUP) or ping -a ip address for bulk of IP address 

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I have a computer with LAN IP OF XXX.XXX.5.190 and I am hosting 3 VM's with IP's of XXX.XXX.5.192, XXX.XXX.5.194, XXX.XXX.5.196
In my router config port forwarding I have set ports 21, 80, and 81 forwarded to XXX.XXX.5.192 and I setup hostname of HugeDomains.com - YourSiteGoesHere.com is for sale (Your Site Goes Here) so that RDC to this site will direct you to the desktop of XXX.XXX.5.192
Now question at hand is, can I set-up a seperate hostname to direct to one of the other VM's that is set-up on the host LAN IP? For example, set-up www.forwardtoVM2.com direct to XXX.XXX.5.196?

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My OS: Windows 7 professional 64bit

Developing Drupal 6 sites locally using XAMPP 1.7.1.

I discovered localhost ( is accessible either by typing: "http://localhost" or "http://kat.ph" (?).

Where "http://kat.ph" comes from?

I opened my "hosts" file on Windows and it is not listed there. I checked "httpd-vhosts.conf" out (\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf), but it is not there either.

I had this problem before restoring completely my system through recovery discs.

After restoring completely my Windows operating system, the issue is still there.

I have made a computer scan using the Windows Malware Removal Tool, Eset Nod32 AV 5 (installed on my machine) and even Eset Nod32 online scanner. Result: no threats found.

It seems like two default hostnames have been assigned to

How can I get rid of "http://kat.ph" pointing to

I want only "http://localhost" to be mapped to


A:2 hostnames assigned to by default

I found out what happened (unbelievable).

This is the proof Western democracies are slowly
falling into China-like dictatorships while people
keep on sleeping.


I connected another PC to the Internet and...
guess what? The same problem arose.

To cut a long story, my ISP (Telecom Italia) has
blocked some sites, they are not accessible at all.

If you connect to those sites while a local server
is NOT running, you are presented with a "Page not found"

But, if a local server like Apache is running on your machine
and you try to connect to a given censored site, you are
redirected to (localhost).

I have had the confirm of this by trying to connect to
a different censored site (kickasstorrents.com) while Apache
was running. Same behaviour as kat.ph (that is, I am redirected
to (localhost).

No virus, no bug, nothing like that. It's simple, old-fashioned,
tyrannical, iilegal, China-style CENSORSHIP.


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I am using an eMachines W3502. My internet comes through Suddenlink, and the cable modem is connected and working properly. It has been reset, both by myself and by Suddenlink. The NIC is also working correctly, as far as can be seen. I have an IP address, and the adapter correctly gets the DNS servers automatically. However, for reasons unknown, the computer will NOT resolve DNS addresses. If I ping a remote IP, I get an answer just fine, but if I ping google.com, the name cannot be resolved. I have confirmed with Suddenlink that their DNS servers are working fine, and I can confirm that. (I'm using a second PC to troubleshoot the first one, and to do so, I'm connecting through that same cable modem, and using the same DNS servers.) I have tried manually entering Google's free DNS servers, and (which I confirmed that I can ping), and this did not resolve the issue. I've flushed the DNS (no help) and even installed a second NIC. The second NIC detected perfectly, and behaved exactly like the first. It can get an IP, it can ping outside, but it cannot resolve host names. I've exhausted Suddenlink's tech support - they have confirmed that their hardware is working, and they won't support the issue beyond that.

I will post the results of a sysinfo as a reply to this message. For further assistance, I'll also post the results of a ipconfig /all.

Thanks ahead of time!

A:Solved: Cannot resolve hostnames through DNS server

From SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) D CPU 3.20GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1405 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 71782 MB, Free - 35361 MB; D: Total - 4525 MB, Free - 2775 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D101GGC
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

And from ipConfig /all:
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : YOUR-F47FE0285B
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-76-67-06-47
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, September 01, 2012 3:12:26
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, September 02, 2012 3:12:26 P

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I have forgotten the url of a site I've used a lot. It hasn't been real long since I used it, so the site should still be active. I have looked through stored passwords, bookmarks, and histories for many browsers, and can't find it. I've searched online by what kind of site it is - a site to help memorize lists, like names of all the elements, or countries of the world, or words in a foreign language, and haven't had any luck with that approach.

What I want to do now is use a program to search the entire hard drive for domain names and make a list- searching every file would probably do, or every file but able to pick folders to include and exclude might save a lot of time. The domain name is almost certain to end in .com, if not, then .net, so being able to pick which domain names would be useful too.

For this purpose I don't need to see the file except for the domain names. Ideally each domain name (hostname, perhaps, something like "stackexchange.com") listed once, in alphabet order, or maybe sorted by the date the file it was in was last accessed or modified or created.

Something like


but much much larger.

I am unfortunately not in a position to spend money on the software.

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Hey Guys,

I got what I assume is a real simple problem for you folks but then again this is my first try in the world of networking/webdev/servers.

The Backstory
So I have a Linux server in my house (runs Fedora 14) that I was using as a FTP server for my friends and I to upload files to when we needed to share stuff. It used to be linked to my dyndns account which pointed my old hostname lucout.homelinux.com to my FTP server for FTP connections.

The Problem
Now that dyndns is no longer offering free accounts I've taken the next step and purchased my own domain (lucout.com) from namecheap.com and want to point my FTP server to that domain.

What I Have Done So Far
I got my namecheap account set up to have A type host records that point to my comcast-given IP address 50.152.XXX.XXX for the @ and www. hostnames. I also have URL forwarding turned on with those settings.

I have ddclient (finally) running on my linux server with the following ddclient.conf file:


daemon=300 # check every 300 seconds
syslog=yes # log update msgs to syslog
#mail=root # mail all msgs to root
mail-failure=root # mail failed update msgs to root
pid=/var/run/ddclient/ddclient.pid # record PID in file.
ssl=yes # use ssl-support. Works with
# ssl-library

## To obtain an IP address from Web status page (using the proxy if defined)
use=web, web=checkip.dyndns.org/, web-skip='IP Address' # found after IP Address

## NameCheap (namecheap.com)
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A:Newbie trying to setup Hostnames,Domains, and IP forwarding

Why go through all this if you could just keep running with DynDNS for the pay for service plan? I was also affected by this and they gave me a coupon code to save an additional 20 or 25% (can't remember) off their service packages. I ended up just paying $60ish for 5 years of service.

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So svchost.exe (netsvcs) connects to weird hostnames and I found out by chance, when I opened Resource monitor. What does this mean? My antivirus/firewall application seems to think there's nothing wrong. How can I be sure that there's nothing suspicious going on?

Thank you

A:svchost.exe (netsvcs) connects to weird hostnames - screenshot

Have you searched any of the "suspicious" entries? Could be just things from your isp provider but I don't know.

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I posted in 'Am I infected' and was told to run the diagnostic program DDS and post files here.

I have malware that redirects the browser to a number of places I don't want to go nor where i typed. Places like *topsearches6*. It happens on both Firefox and IE. I have Windows 7.
I have Kaspersky installed now as well as Malwarebytes. Neither can find the issues and fix them. I've run Kaspersky's TDSSKiller. It found 2 medium risks, which I deleted, but it didn't help.

When i look at Task Manager, I can often see ping.exe running at up to 90% of cpu.

Kaspersky just informed me that "C:\windows\syswow64\ping.exe downloading object hxxp://domain1for8.in/?site=8 containing Trojan program" Detected: Trojan-Downloader.JS.Iframe.com
I get a lot of these types of messages from Kaspersky.

When I look at Kaspersky report, it shows ping accessing bad places every 2 seconds or so.

Another symptom, perhaps of a different virus/malware was it hid many of my files and almost all of my programs like Paint, MSOffice, etc.. I've since then unhidden all my files and they seem to be working fine.
Thanks for any help,
Here is the DDS log:
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Run by Emily at 20:52:00 on 2011-11-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3831.1969 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Kaspersky Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {56547CC9... Read more

A:Search engine redirect, ping.exe using high % of cpu, ping attempting to download trojans

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It looks like I have malware that redirects the browser to a number of places I don't want to go nor where i typed. It happens on both Firefox and IE. I have Windows 7.
I have Kaspersky installed now as well as Malwarebytes. Neither can find the issues and fix them. I've run Kaspersky's TDSSKiller. It found 2 medium risks, which I deleted, but it didn't help.

When i look at Task Manager, I can often see ping.exe running at up to 70% of cpu.

Kaspersky just informed me that "C:\windows\syswow64\ping.exe downloading object hxxp://domain1for8.in/?site=8 containing Trojan program" Detected: Trojan-Downloader.JS.Iframe.com

When I look at Kaspersky report, it shows ping accessing bad places every 2 seconds or so.

Any help would be appreciated. I have a GMER.log that I ran last night.



A:Search engine redirect, ping.exe using high % of cpu, ping attempting to download trojans

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started first.Then start a new thread HERE and include or required logs.Including a link to this thread will be helpful. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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I'm putting a website together for my cousin and we're going to transfer their domain name. We're planning on doing the hosting on Lunarpages. The domain name should transfer just fine, but one concern we have is whether or not their current e-mail address (which shares the same name) will also begin directing e-mail towards the new host. So will their current e-mail address transfer easily too?

A:Is transfering e-mail accounts as easy as transfering hostnames?

If it is the same domain name,after the transfer,setup the email
addresses in the control panel at the registrar,and everything
should work as soon as the transfer is complete and the
domain is active.

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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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Hi All,
I am having a weird issue with my Cisco 7200 router. From the router I am able to ping and reach out to the internet but from the client I am able to reach out to the internet but unable to ping I am not sure where is the issue but when I traceroute to it my packets are dropped at my routers interface. All my pings from the client time out. I checked the Access list to make sure ICMP is not blocked.
Following is my running conf

ip audit notify log
ip audit po max-events 100
ip ssh break-string ~
ipv6 unicast-routing
no ftp-server write-enable
no scripting tcl init
no scripting tcl encdir

no voice hpi capture buffer
no voice hpi capture destination

interface Loopback0
description *** abc ***
ip address
interface FastEthernet0/0
description * Connection to officeswitch *
ip address
duplex full
speed 100

ipv6 rip abc enable
no ipv6 mfib fast
interface FastEthernet0/1
description * ISP1 *
ip address
ip access-group ISP1-IN in
ip access-group ISP1-OUT out
ip route-cache flow
duplex full
speed auto
interface Serial3/0
description * ISP2 *
ip address
ip access-group Verio-IN in
ip access-group Verio-OUT out
ip route-cache flow
serial restart-delay 0
interface Serial3/1
no ip address
serial restart-delay 0
interface Serial3/2
no ip address
serial restart-delay 0
interface Serial3/3
no ip address
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A:Can ping from router but unable to ping from client machines

I am able to reach out to the internet but unable to ping Click to expand...

ping is not required to have connectivity - - it is only a test & traceroute tool.

From the client, get a command prompt (or in Linux a Terminal) use nslookup google.com
If it returns the IP address of google, then you can ignore the ping problem

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My brothers computer is doing something rather strange. If you try to view a website in Firefox, it won't display the home page until you refresh.

If you open a terminal window and type "ping google.com", it will tell you to check the name. Do it again immediately after, and it suddenly is getting replies from google. Ping again quick, and it still works. But if you wait a few minutes and try again, it fails.

My networking background makes me think there is something going on with an address cache (DNS?). I've just flushed it and if it works out, I'll report back and let you all know. But what else might cause this odd behavior?

Edited to add quote:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\John>ping google.com
Ping request could not find host google.com. Please check the name and try again

C:\Documents and Settings\John>ping google.com

Pinging google.com [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=80ms TTL=239
Reply from bytes=32 time=81ms TTL=239
Reply from bytes=32 time=89ms TTL=239
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 80ms, Maximum = 89ms, Average = 83ms

C:\Documents and Settings\John>Click to expand...

A:Ping google once, fail. Ping google twice, works. Wait, ping again, fail. Repeat.

You want to post an ipconfig /all? It sounds like the primary DNS server is experiencing problems and the fallback to secondary is not happening smoothly.

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I have this problem, I'm playing "steam" online games like CSS, CS Team Fortress2 and
I have a problem with pings inside the games on servers that are not in my country.

The problem is in the game and also out side when checking the ping through HLSW.
When I send ping through the CMD It fine (80) but inside the game or in the HLSW I get 500 ping.

I contacted my ISP and they said that everything is OK with my line (ADSL).

any idies?

Thanks, Tobi.

A:Problem with ping in games but not when sending ping via cmd

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I am setting up a new network at my home with a Dlink AirPlus Xtreme G Wireless Router DI624 and 2 cabled PC and 1 laptop. On one PC (PC1), I can ping the Dlink router ( just fine and can ping the other PC and I have internet.

But from the other PC, I can't ping the router or get internet but I can ping the 1st PC and see its files and use its printers so I know that the network connection is working.

Here's the settings:
DHCP disabled
PC1: - working PC
PC2: - not working PC
gateway is set to for both PCs
Firewalls are disabled on both the PC's

when I ping the router on PC2 I get Request Timed Out
when I ping PC1 from PC2, it replies just fine.

Anyone have any ideas why PC2 is a no go?



A:Solved: Can't Ping Router-No Internet-Can Ping PCs

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Greetings All,
I can see (ping) my workgroup with the Ethernet cable plugged in.
Can't see (ping) my workgroup on the wireless.
I did reset my power on my Buffalo Wireless Broadband Router WZR2-G300n.  No joy.
Any thoughts to my ipconfig /all below?  Please.

Windows IP Configuration
   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : FamilyAlexander
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B8-AC-6F-62-84-18
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1520 Wireless-N WLAN Mini-Card
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F0-7B-CB-36-36-79
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cd78:764c:b676:c00f%11(Preferred)

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I have an interesting situation that I need help with. I have a total of 3 computers, one desktop with Windows 7 64-bit, one laptop with Windows 7 64-bit and another desktop with Windows Vista 32 bit. Both Windows 7 computers are upstairs and the Windows Vista is downstairs. The Windows 7 desktop is hardwired to my router and my laptop is wireless and the other desktop is downstairs wich is also wireless. So, my ping on both Windows 7 computers range between 86ms to 300ms and the browsing is a little slow. I have a 20mb connection with Time Warner. Now, the ping time on my Windows Vista computer downstairs is between 25ms and 45ms. As far as security goes, I have Avast IS 7 on both Windows 7 pcs and MSE on the Windows Vista pc. Both Windows 7 pcs are also connected to the Homegroup I set up to share files and printers over the network. The Windows Vista is not set up at all to share. Now, I took my Windows 7 laptop to my parents and my brother in-laws house, and my pings were no higher than 50ms at both places. The ping is only high when connected to my wireless here at home. What could my problem be???? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: High Ping on 2 PC's, Low Ping on third

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I'm practicing how to ping and do various other things on Cisco. But i am stuck on one part.

It says Ping using extended ping with a datagram size of 200.

What exactly does this mean and what is the command. I tried various commands but they don't work.

I tried this:

Router#ping size 200

% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.


A:How can i .. Ping using extended ping on Cisco

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Hi all of you!My problem consist in network problem.I have 2 pc named Xp1 and Xp2.These have a tcpip network connection
and these were connected very well with each other up yesterday when i decided to format Xp2 and then when i tried to connect
again happend that Xp1 ping Xp2 but Xp2 doesn't ping Xp2.What's the problem?Please!

A:Xp1 ping Xp2 but Xp2 doesn't ping Xp2?

Please show for Xp2 ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following commands:

nbtstat -n


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

ping Xp2

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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the ping command doesn't work in cmd. it says it is not recognized as an internal or external command.

ping.exe is also missing from c:\windows\system32. isnt it supposed to be there? (windows 7)

my internet has been really spiky lately especially when gaming and it disconnects sometimes randomly so i did some research and some of it asks me to use this command

A:ping.exe missing, can't ping

Go to Properties in My computer
Advanced system settings ----->Advanced -----> Environment Variables
Select 'PATH' from the list of system variables and edit and set PATH to c:\windows\system32
Hope this will solve your problem.

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I got 2 database server and all I want to do is a replication.

Server 1 - Original Data
Server 2 - Will Receive those data

Server1 can Ping by name and IP the server 2.
Server2 can Ping by IP but CAN'T ping by name.

Why Server2 can't ping by name ?

A:Ping by IP but dont PING by name

DNS resolution is messed up on server 2. Is it a member server and are all of the network settings correct and pointing to the correct local DNS server?

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Hi all. I am having a problem with my office network. I have three computers, all of which run Windows XP Home or Pro. Comp 1 and 3 can be seen and can share files. Comp 2 cannot. While troubleshooting, I can ping all computers by IP from all computers. However, If I ping by name, Comp 2 network path can't be found, and Comp 2 can't ping 1 or 3 by name. I must have an incorrect setting. Also, I noticed that Comp 2 has a different default gateway than the other two. Is this the problem?

Many Thanks.

A:Net Prob: Ping IP Yes, Ping Name NO

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Hi. . . guys.. . .

From recently i am unable to ping win7 system from win xp system, it says "Request Timed out" but the same win7 system can able to ping the same win xp system and can connect Remote Desktop connection.

Both systems are in different locations but connected via private WAN. Kindly give a solution & thanks in advance.

A:Unable to ping to system X from Y but system Y can ping X.

A private Wide Area Network? Please explain.

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I have a problem with my computer, which has high ping on Command Prompt. The ping from Command Prompt ("ping <my ip> -t") either goes very high or says "Request timed out", then the internet completely stops working for computer 1 (High ping) and when I disconnect and connect back, i'm unable to connect. So then I would have to take the wireless USB out and put it back in again and sometimes this fixes the ping, but shortly after, the ping goes high again, nevertheless I'm able to connect back. When I put the same wireless USB into computer 2 (low ping), the ping is just fine; it doesn't go high at all, works perfectly and is kept low. I have a Belkin F6D4050 Enhanced Wireless USB Adapter. This is the opposite to computer 1. The ping for computer 1 randomly goes high. It goes over 1000ms sometimes. The internet connection is working, stops working, working, stops working. How can I fix this?

Computer Details (Computer 1):

OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 8450 Triple-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 3
RAM: 4093 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465351 MB, Free - 158697 MB; D: Total - 11585 MB, Free - 1075 MB;
Motherboard: OEM_MB, NARRA3
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Aware, Disabled

A:High ping on Computer 1, low ping on Computer 2

Please help. Thanks.

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from controller.


I can ping controller from server but can't ping server from controller.

Can someone please tell me culprit or what to check when this happens?

Check firewall if blocking ports?
Is IP address static or dynamic?
Is there something wrong with the switch or cable?
Any other command line in cmd to check?

I am not sure what else?
Thank you

A:I can ping controller from server but can't ping server

Is firewall blocking ICMP protocol?

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Currently I have about 10 computers connected on the same network. I am having a problem connecting/pinging from one computer (fax server) to the main server, even though they are on the same network. I can even ping  From the fax server, I can connect/ping
to all of my other computers. From all the other computers, I can connect/ping to the main server. Thus, it seems that the problem is only the specific connection between the fax server and main server.
When I view "Network" on the fax server, the main server appears as one of the several computers that is "connected". However, when I double click the main server's icon, I get the error: "Windows cannot access \\BDEServer".
When I double click on other computers' icons, I am able to get through with no error message. 
I have tried messing with the Firewall, and the problem is not fixed. I have changed the advanced sharing settings (in Network) to no avail. I would really appreciate any recommendations. Thank you very much!

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both are connected to the same router
the ip of the 7 machine is and the default gateway is
the ip of the XP machine is and the default gateway is

the 7 machine can ping both and and receive responses. I can even access the sharing on the xp machine by typing \\ into my windows explorer, but the xp machine cannot ping or access \\

this is really weird. I mean, for starters, it would appear that this router somehow has two ip addresses, secondly, I can ping AND get a response from one machine, but nothing from another.

I have no idea what's wrong

A:I can ping a XP machine from my 7 machine. XP machine cannot ping back

Hi mmeowcusa and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you on both machines open command prompt by going to start - type in the search bar "cmd" - right click and run as administrator. (For windows 7 only)

For windows XP to open cmd- start - all programs - accessories - command prompt - right click run as administrator

type the following commands.
ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew
Post back your results.

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I will first explain a little about my network: Incoming connection from DSL Modem connects to Linux box which acts as an internet gateway/server/firewall/router. This box then connects to a switch. The switch goes to a D-Link wireless AP with connections to 2 notebooks running XP. It also connects by network cable to an XBOX and a Win2k PC.

The problem I am having is specifically with the Win2k machine. It can see everything else on the network and receives a reply if I ping the other machines however no other machine seems to be able to see the Win2k box (no reply if I ping it from anywhere else on the network).

When I view the LAN connection activity for this machine it appears that packets are being sent fine but zero packets are being received. I can still access the internet from it but I'd like to share the printer on this machine with the rest of the network.

All other machines on the network receive a ping response from each other.

Have I inadvertently blocked incoming packets somehow? I've tried disabling the local firewall on the Win2k box but still no joy.

A:One Way Ping

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hi there

I was playing Soldat (a game) in multiplayer and I saw this tab named Ping what is it?

some people said if your ping is bad problems come.

how is it that makes it bad?

A:What is ping?

Ping is essentially the amount of time it takes for a packet of information to make it from your computer, to the server, and back. This depends on your physical location from the server, and the speed of your connection. Therefore, the shortet (smaller) the ping, the better performance you'll get in online games. Longer ping = more lag.

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Just how can you "ping"

A:How to ping

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My comodo firewall blocked PING.EXE
What is this?

A:PING? what is ping?

Cut/Paste from Wikipedia:

ping is a computer network tool used to test whether a particular host is reachable across an IP network; it is also used to self test the network interface card of the computer, or as a latency test. It works by sending ICMP “echo request” packets to the target host and listening for ICMP “echo response” replies. The "echo response" is sometimes called a pong. Ping measures the round-trip time[1] and records any packet loss, and prints when finished a statistical summary of the echo response packets received, the minimum, mean, max and in some versions the standard deviation of the round trip time.

That's what a ping is. There are a few different reasons some firewalls block pings. If you want a more in depth explanation as to why, I may have time later to better explain, or someone else is more than welcome to chime in

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I have to create a console based application: when RUN> takes the websites I specify and pings them all 4 times and gets the ping in milliseconds then finally saves all of the information in a .csv file. Please Help me.

A:Ping URL

Welcome to the forum. If this is for school or uni we are not allowed to help? Using what is php, basic, script?

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I received an alert from my firewall for ping.exe .. it looks like a microsoft process but what does it do and why all of a sudden launch itself?


Might want to scan your computer with malwarebytes

Uncheck where it says start the trial after installation. run the full scan

Upload the log it opens up

Before you run Malwarebytes . Please run DDS

Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
Place a check next to attact.txt and click Start . When done, DDS will open two logs
Save two logs onto your desktop and upload them with your reply

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I have to create a console based application: when RUN> takes the websites I specify and pings them all 4 times and gets the ping in milliseconds then finally saves all of the information in a .csv file. Please Help me. 

A:Ping URL

There is a few ways you can go about this. Probably some better than others as far as grabbing the information from command, filtering, formatting etc. Actually you can create Virual Basic for Applications (VBA) inside excel. Basically going to developer tools and insurting a function button. One button for clearing fields and one button to ping each spcecified value in each numbered line in A column and output the results into B Column same numbered line. It takes some time to build, but works great. There is a really good youtube instructional video to follow along for that and explains it well. Just now I created one in about 10 minutes after working out the runtime bugs from coding typing errors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9UA_Sk202I Credits: To gigaduck. More information on how to do this and enable developer tools inside excel....http://www.techonthenet.com/excel/questions/create_button2007.php
You can do this better probably with powershell scripting. However, I put together a quick and dirty batch file that will run ping to yahoo.com and google.com and outputs to a .log file. Then it filters with FIND and then appends output nfo into a new .csv file at C:\ it then deletes the ping.log file. You might be able to tweak this better with findstr commands.
Edit: save as filename.txt and then rename filename.bat, runas administrator.

@echo off



Echo Pinging Yahoo.com

ping www.yahoo.com > ping.log

Echo Yahoo.com Results >> PingResult... Read more

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I just recently found a strange process called PING.EXE running in Task Manager and I have no idea what it is. I've had this computer for quite some time and I have never seen this process until yesterday.I have tried looking it up and some sites say it IS malware/keylogger and others say it is safe. I am very confused and a little worried. This process cannot be killed in task manager..this is the error I get:"The operation could not be completed. The operation is not valid for this process"When right clicking this process in task manager, it is impossible to open its properties or the containing folder...nothing happens. The only way I found it was through search and it is located in system32.I have scanned my system with Malwarebytes and everything came back clean. I have scanned with SUPERAntispyware and nothing showed up. ( However, on the SuperAntispyware website, it IS considered malware and should be removed - extremely confusing)IF, in fact, this thing is benign and it has been on my PC since I purchased it, why is it just now showing up in my processes? What is this thing doing,what's it for?There seems to be differing opinions on this process, which is quite unnerving for someone as myself who is just a casual user.I would be so grateful if I could get some help with this.Thank you in advance.I originally posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/313923/strange-things-found/ , but they sent me here because I am still not sure whether I need to be concer... Read more

A:What is PING.EXE?

Hello,Does this concern the same computer as this topic? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/312592/infected-with-vista-defender-proplease-help/Orange Blossom

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Hi guys,

I am new to this pinging thingy and would appreciate any help. I have an assignment that states that I should use the ping -i [ttl] [hostname], with an initial TTL of 1 and then increment it each time. When I do this I should have a list of the IP addresses of all the devices that have sent expired TTL messages. However when I do this I receive only Request Time out, one line after the other. Is it some setting?

A:Ping -i ttl

Originally Posted by doobybug

Hi guys,

I am new to this pinging thingy and would appreciate any help. I have an assignment that states that I should use the ping -i [ttl] [hostname], with an initial TTL of 1 and then increment it each time. When I do this I should have a list of the IP addresses of all the devices that have sent expired TTL messages. However when I do this I receive only Request Time out, one line after the other. Is it some setting?

a firewall could be blocking the ping from reaching the addresses, try and disable your firewall software temporarily until you have tried the ping then re-enable it after

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I'm not sure what forum to put this on but every since yesterday my ping has gone wild. every time i play call of duty my ping can go from 40 to 999. this has never happened before what should i do? also i use a high speed Internet connection.

A:Ping Help

Anyone sharing your internet connection through means of a router etc? Take the standard measures to make sure your PC's free of spyware...

Clumbsy Mage said:

A few steps that I think may resolve your problem:

1. Uninstall the game through Add/Remove Programs feature in your Control Panel. Open up your Start menu, go into Settings and then Control Panel where you will find Add/Remove Programs.

Delete the folder it created in Program Files.

After uninstalling CoD, reinstall it, download the latest update (v1.05), install update, and see if it works.

2. Download Ad-AwareSE from Lavasoft, update it fully and do a full system scan, this may take some time but it will remove any nasty files from your computer that may be consuming your bandwidth etc. Of course you may already have this program, run it if you do anyway.


3. Download Spybot Search & Destroy, update it fully and click scan. This also may take some time.


4. Peform a clean boot and check if that resolves the problem. To learn how to do this, click this URL: http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...kb;en-us;331796

Read and follow the instructions carefully.

If it does resolve the problem, you may have a firewall blocking the games access to the internet.
I hope I helped you in some way.
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Can't ping or map
I have a machine (possibly more) that I can't ping or map to (although I can ping/map out of). It is running XP-Pro SP3

I have checked the normal stuff, i.e. firewall on/off, File and Printer Sharing exception, File and Printer Sharing in Network Connection settings, TCP/IP settings, etc...

Any ideas?


A:Can't Ping or Map

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I have to create a console based application: when RUN> takes the websites I specify and pings them all 4 times and gets the ping in milliseconds then finally saves all of the information in a .csv file. Please Help me.

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Q: Ping

Hi Guys

I like to go online and play Counter Strike. But I have had a free upgrade from my isp to 2 mbps which is nice and fast, but I keep getting kicked all the time now as my ping is too high?
Is there any way I can alter it? The limit is 100



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So, im having a trouble understanding this..
If more than one computer is connected to my router, would my ping in games go up?
If someone on another computer is connected to my router and is on the internet, is my ping affected?
If im hosting a server but no one is connected to it, would my ping be affected?
If im hosting a server and people are connected to it, would my ping be affected?

As of June 30th, my ping has been over 150-200, and sometimes reaches 500, or even 900...
Before it was usually all around 70-130.
Is there a way i can 'fix' my ping?

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