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How to allow ping (ICMP Echo) request through Windows 7 Firewall

How to allow ping (ICMP Echo) request through Windows 7 Firewall

If you need to know how to access the Windows 7 Firewall and the basic info on the operation of the firewall the link below will cover this for you.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r5088048-check_windows_7_firewall_settings

The below process will cover enabling ping requests through the Windows Firewall.

1. After you are in the Windows 7 Firewall you will need to select "Advance Setting" on the left hand side of the window.


2. Click on Inbound Rules


3. Next you will need to scroll down the list until you see "File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-In)".

Note in Windows 7, Microsoft moved the rule under the File and Printer Sharing section. So if you are trying to find the rule for Windows Vista you will want to look under Networking.

4. After you find the listing you will need to right click and select Enable Rule.


Note you will see the listing for each network profile. So you will want to do this for each one. Also at this time you do not need to enable the ICMPv6-In rule because ICMPv6 is not current used as a standard.

5. Click on the red "x" to close the Windows Firewall with Advance Security window.

You should now beable to send ping requests through the Windows 7 Firewall.
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how to gateway ping


jaykid18

The first thing you to check is to see if you are able to ping through your computer firewall. This link will help you check this.

How to allow ping (ICMP Echo) request through Windows 7 Firewall

Next you will need to know what the IP address of you Gateway is. If you do not know what it is the link below will help you find out what your Gateway IP address is.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4935363-determine_computers_ip_address

After you have the IP address to your Gateway you will need to ping the address. If you need help doing this link will help you do this.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r6097326-ping_ip_address_in_windows

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

Issken
http://www.fixya.com/users/issken

Sep 21, 2010 | Belkin (F5D8231-4) Wireless Router...

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How to Check Windows 7 Firewall Settings 1. Click on the start button, and then click on Control Panel 2. Once in Control Panel click on Windows Firewall. Here you will see the main firewall settings. Note with the newer versions of Windows, this includes Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 you now leave the service running. If you want to turn off the firewall you just click on the "Turn Windows Firewall on or off" option. In addition if something networking related is not working properly it may me a good idea to turn off the Windows Firewall for testing to see if the Windows Firewall is actually causing your problem. 3. If you are planning to leave the Windows Firewall running it is a good idea to check your "Advanced settings" Once in here you will be able to check your incoming and outgoing rules, as well as your connection rules. Note if you still have trouble after setting the "Advance settings" there could be another firewall on a computer or on the network in general blocking the communication. If you are communicating from computer to computer in most cases your need to make sure the same firewall changes are on both computers. ----------------------------------------------------- Other Windows 7 Links How to allow ping (ICMP Echo) request through Windows 7 Firewall How to check and change you computer IP address in Windows 7 How to enable and disable printer and file sharing in Windows 7 How to take file ownership in Windows 7 and Windows Vista How to change your drive letter in Windows Vista and Windows 7 How to determine your computer's MAC address

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I need to be able to ping the SonicWall TZ190 wan ip from the Internet for tracert puposes. There is no ping response to that IP address. The manual says. Click Objects, and then Services. Verify that Ping is added as a Service. If it is not listed, add it to the list by clicking Add. Click Policy, then Add. Select Allow, then Ping from the Service menu. Select WAN from the Source menu and type the SonicWALL LAN IP address in the Address Range Begin field. Click OK to add the rule to the Access Rules list. I can find no objects, then services in the interface. The closest is Address Objects and they have no Policy... Any help? James Snyder


Saibrains is correct unless your firmware is of earlier version. you might have to upgrade your firmware. Also you can not use a port #
No ports required for Ping as it uses icmp packets

It needs to allow icmp 'echo-request' (type 8) packets out and icmp 'echo-reply' (type 0) packets in
to allow ping request. On earlier versions of the sonicwall firmware it only absorbed Ping request as to stop hackers from ping attacking pass the firewall.

check the manufactures website for your model and see if they have newwer firmware.

The GUI should have a place where you can set it up

Apr 09, 2009 | SonicWALL TZ170 (01-ssc-5740) Firewall

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