Cannot ping my home computer (and only my home computer)?

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  1. githlar

    githlar

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    I have a Linux computer set up at home to allow me to remotely access it. However, for some reason Vista seems to not like my IP address or something. I've tried to connecting to my home computer with my program on 5machines. Three of them are running Vista, one is running XP and one is running either NT or 2000 - I forget. The point is, it's only the Vista machines that cannot connect. But that's not the kicker, the kicker is that ping and tracert don't work either! They work when pinging or tracerting other computers, but not my computer back home. I also had my father try pinging the computer that I use here and he couldn't do it either.But from the gathered information (which is a lot) it leads me to believe that some addition in Vista is the problem.

    Home computer:
    IP: 68.102.244.212 (Try to pingmy routerwith a Vista machine - I'm curious if you'll get the same result)
    Computer Type: Router (In other words, not an actual computer)

    This computer:
    OS: Vista Home Premium
    Ping/Tracert to Home Computer Fails
    Cannot remotely administrate home computer
    ISP: Sprint DSL
    Firewall: Norton Internet Security (Turned this as well as Windows Firewall off and still got nothing)
    Additional Notes: Tried turning off one service at a time to see if disabling one of them would fix it - no.

    Computer #2 (Kiosk):
    OS: Windows 2000 or Windows NT
    Ping/Tracert to home computer succeeds
    Can remotely administrate home computer
    ISP: Unknown
    Firewall: None

    Computer #3:
    OS: Windows XP Home
    Ping/Tracert to home computer succeeds
    Can remotely administrate home computer
    ISP: Charter high speed internet (Cable)
    Firewall status unknown

    Computer #4/#5:
    OS: Windows Vista (of some type)
    Pint/Tracert to home computer fails
    Cannot remotely administrate home computer
    ISP: Charter high speed internet (Cable)
    Firewall status unknown
     
    githlar, Aug 4, 2008
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    WAW8

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    So, the 68X address is a router, and that address is accessible from the Net?



    I tried pinging it from a Linux box -- and also get no answer. So, if getting no answer is your problem, it's not specific to Vista.
     
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    Are you still having a problem with this, githlar?



    I've tried pinging from XP and Vista systems; they timed out.



    Both requests will have come from the same IP address.



    It occurs to me that in some routers you can specify IP addresses to block/allow ping or remote admin requests from.



    Is this a possibility?
     
    W3000x2VHP, Aug 18, 2008
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