HELP! -- Mac Mini Networking Issue -- HELP!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chee2828, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. chee2828 macrumors newbie

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    OK, quickly... just purchased my first mac (Mac Mini 2.0GHz)

    Trying to network my Mac Mini and my Windows XP PC via crossover cable. I setup windows sharing and everything works fine as I can see my Mac home folder via XP. I can ping my Mac without a problem via XP, but I can't ping my XP via Mac. I have both my Mac and XP firewalls OFF. It's really bugging me... suggestions anyone?

    OS: Tiger 10.4.10
    Windows: XP Professional SP2

    Mac:
    192.168.0.2
    255.255.255.0

    XP:
    192.168.0.1
    255.255.255.0
     
  2. admiraldennis macrumors regular

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    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #2
    Windows XP doesn't respond to pings by default.

    If you really want ping responses, do this on Windows:

    -Right-click on your network connection, select Properties
    -Go to the Advanced tab, click on 'Settings...'
    -Choose the ICMP tab, check 'Allow incoming echo request'
    -Ping away
     
  3. chee2828 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Admiral...

    Thanks, but ICMP - "Allow incoming echo request" is checked.

    I still can't ping my XP from my Mac.

    Any other suggestions??

    Thanks!
     
  4. admiraldennis macrumors regular

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    #4
    Are you using Norton Internet Security or some other security suite on the Windows XP machine?
     
  5. chee2828 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Admiral... Thanks!

    Just remembered I have my AOL Security Firewall turned ON. Just added my Mac's IP to the "allow" list and it worked. Thanks alot!
     

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