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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.
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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