I'm trying to ping a printer with a manual IP address of 192.168.1.5 on a 192.168.1.0/24 network. I have two computers and a printer with the following ip settings:
IP: 192.168.1.100 (DHCP) Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.1.1
IP: 192.168.1.10 (Manual) Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.1.1
IP: 192.168.1.5 (Manual) Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.1.1
The mac can ping the windows 8 machine and the printer. The windows machine can ping the mac, but it can't ping the printer. I have no idea why not; I tried giving the windows machine a manual address, even though I didn't think it would do anything, and I was right (it didn't solve the problem).
What could be preventing my windows machine from pinging 192.168.1.5? Is there some way I can check to see what's blocking me from pinging that address from the windows machine?