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I have Windows 7 Enterprise running on MacBook Pro and for some reason I'm not able to ping any PC in the house from it and the other way around meaning I can't ping the MacBook Pro running Win7 from any other PC.

I looked online but I can't find anything that explains this issue or how to resolve it. Any help will be really appreciated.

Thank you

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Are you dual booting on the MacBook Pro, or are you running Windows 7 within a VM? – G_P Oct 16 '12 at 19:35
Dual booting!!! – jorame Oct 16 '12 at 19:36
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It's quite likely inbound ICMP ping requests are being blocked either by default by the Windows 7 firewall or by an antivirus program like McAfee you're using.

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thank you, it was being blocked by the Firewall. Question, in this case I disabled the entire firewall. Is there a rule I could modify so I don't have to disable the firewall?? – jorame Oct 16 '12 at 20:19
Sure. On that Win7 firewall page I cited, there's a link to another page ( giving instructions on creating a rule to allow ping without disabling the firewall completely. The instructions are for Vista but Win7 is basically the same. – Nicole Hamilton Oct 16 '12 at 20:38
Thank you for your help. – jorame Oct 16 '12 at 21:06

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