Windows – Can’t ping static IP from outside

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I have a static IP assigned to my laptop.

However when I ping the static IP from outside any machine the static IP is not pinging. I am using Windows Vista. Are there any settings on Vista for pinging static IPs from outside?

Best Answer

If you are trying to ping your laptop from within the same network, you might need to allow ICMP requests (Pings) through your Vista Firewall first. See this post at thehowtogeek.com for a good step-by-step guide.

If that doesn't help, describe your network setup and from where exactly you are trying to ping your machine.

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