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W8.1 update 1 - NETWORKING Hosed up (looks like it)

  1. #1


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    W8.1 update 1 - NETWORKING Hosed up (looks like it)


    Hi there

    I've just installed W8.1 update 1 and RE-BOOTED both the Windows machine and a Linux machine on the same network - both running as REAL machines (i.e not as VM's on a Host). can't now get reliable PING !!!

    Why can't Windows Networking JUST WORK -- I never have this problem with Linux. (I suspect the answer to that is the same as the answer to this question - why cant I win the Euro millions Lottery !!).

    Linux machine IP address 192.168.1.108 on same lan as Windows machine (blackdog)

    Ping from windows gives ??????? seems to want to ping 192.168.1.110 ????????

    Linux ping TO windows --no problem

    Anybody know how to "un hose this". The remote machine is 192.168.1.108 NOT 192.168.1.110 - so where does PING get this from. !!!

    My Mobile phone can access all the files on 192.168.1.108 without any problem so the difficulty is definitely on the Windows machine.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. #2


    I'm not sure why it's not pinging the IP that you are typing in but the following link may help explain why the ping reply isn't working.

    How to Enable Ping Reply or Response in Windows 8 - Simple Steps

    Resetting TCP/IP may help with the other problem.

    How to reset TCP/IP by using the NetShell utility
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  3. #3


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Thanks

    That seemed to do it OK

    Linux machine on 192.168.1.111 pinged OK --Now I can access my music again on Windows machine from Linux server.

    (Server cloned from laptop - it's got all my music files on it !!).

    Thanks tried to rep you but seems I have to rep some others before it works for you again .

    Windows Networking isn't my strong point.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #4


    Yes it would help if they didn't block ping requests with the firewall in Windows 8.

    You always say they when you try to rep me LOL.
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