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I am connected to WiFi router , and I am running Linux machine. There are few more machines connected to the same WiFi router, some are Windows and some Linux.

I am trying to learn the basics of n/wing, so I want to know how can I ping or send messages to other machines. Kindly help and guide. Regards

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Do you try to ping Windows machines? These normally don't respond to ping. You have to enable ICMP in the Windows firewall. –  Devator Oct 7 '12 at 18:15
    
Yes I tried pinging Windows machines .. Ok I'll try your suggestion But If i can't enable ICMP in firewall, isn't there any other way to send notification, messages or ping to Windows machine .. –  PeerPandit Oct 7 '12 at 18:20

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