PCs don't see each other through dsl router

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Joel, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Joel

    Joel Guest

    Hmmmm, I've got a couple of xp computers plugged into the switch in the back
    of a dsl router that goes into my phone line. Both of them are able to
    access the internet as they should, but for some strange reason I am not
    able to connect from computerA to computerB. When I try a simple ping,
    there is no response to the ping. Both computers receive IP addresses via
    dhcp from the router.

    Both computers are able to ping their respective default gateway which is
    the dsl router. If I try a tracert from computerA to computerB, I don't
    even see an initial hop to the router--of course there shouldn't be one
    because they are on the exact same subnet, but I thought I'd try it anyway.

    Any ideas? Thanks, Joel
    Joel, Dec 15, 2005
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  2. The Windows Firewall in XP is blocking everything.
    Phillip Windell, Dec 15, 2005
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