Fix the issue when Windows® 7 is not pinging in LAN
What are the tips to resolve the issue when Windows 7 operated computer system is not pinging in LAN?
Windows 7 system comes with many networking features. You will get fast network connection in the system with this Operating System installed. The system makes use of a command called Ping to connect to network. The Ping is actually a reply produced by the system while a request is send over to the IP address. The Ping is an essential tool for your networking needs. This comes useful when you want to know if there is machine on the network with given IP while having multiple systems. But, it is possible that you get some issues with the Ping. Sometimes the ping would be disabled or it would fail to return an IP address when required. You may see the system not pinging at all. There may be multiple reasons behind the issue and it is possible o fix it easily.
Here are some tips to fix the Windows 7 system not pinging issues:
- Disable firewall
- Enable Ping
- Check for ping files
It is possible that the firewall software has been enabled in the Windows 7 system. This is designed to block all your Internet activities. It will block all the unknown traffic originating or terminating the on the computer. With this, the firewall may block some network traffics which were desired by the user. When you get not-pinging issues, you need to check if the firewall is turned on in your system and if it blocking the traffic. You can try pinging after exchanging server with trusted applications of firewall. You can also try disabling the firewall to fix the issue.
There are some steps to enable pinging in your Windows 7 system manually. For this, you need to get the 'Control panel' of the system at first and then select the 'System and Security' options form it. You can then see the 'Windows Firewall' displayed from which you need to get the 'Advanced settings'. In the 'Inbound' rules menu, navigate to the 'New rule' and then to 'Custom rule'. You will then get the Protocol and ports window. In the Protocol, select 'Specific ICMP types', check the box 'Echo request' in 'Customized' tab. Just go through 'Next' buttons and finally press the 'Save' button to get the issue resolved.
If you are an advanced user, then you can follow these steps. First ensure that the in System 32 folder of C drive, files named as 'cmd.com', 'cmd.bat' are not placed and 'cmd.exe' is placed. If the 'cmd.com', 'cmd.bat' are present, then remove them as they are spyware. Next steps is to ensure that the system 32 folder contains 'ipconfig.exe' and 'ping.exe' files. If they are not present, then copy them from any other system and copy it to specific locations. This will fix pinging issues in Windows 7 system.
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