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If you cannot ping a Windows 7 box, don't just disable the Windows Firewall.  See the following page describing how to enable the included ICMP Echo rule in the Windows Firewall:

Note that I shut down the Windows Firewall service (net stop mpssvc) and this did not "re-enable" ping.  I had to add the firewall rule.  There may be another solution, but this solved my problem.


Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 4:16 PM Windows | Back to top

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I need assistance. I cannot ping any server outside my network i.e on the internet, from my system.
How do i resolve this issue
Thank you.
Left by Terkura Ternenge on Jun 11, 2012 9:00 AM

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...Or you can enable your firewall, baut create a rule for the ICMP (ping).
This is one way (command line):
or this one is through GUI:
Left by fabrizio on Jun 04, 2013 6:58 AM

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