I have 2 PCs, both with all the latest Vista updates.
Both PCs work perfectly to the Internet.
PC2 blocks any ping requests from PC1. I get an error “Request timed out”.
I turned ON ALL ICMP types (not just ping) in Domain, Private and Public profiles in Windows Firewall (WF) by creating exception rules and rebooted but still could not ping PC2.
I turned OFF Domain, Private and Public profiles in WF, rebooted but still could not ping.
Only by shutting down the WF service itself completely (in services.msc, stopped WF and then set to manual) and rebooting could I then ping. Network Discovery now works and I can map the drives.
So even with Domain, Private and Public turned off, WF was still blocking Private pings.
Any idea what else there is in Windows Firewall that can block pings even with rules set up to allow pings please ?
I want to be able to turn the WF service back on so I have a firewall running, but I can't turn it on as long as it is blocking pings.