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TOPIC: How ping works

How ping works 11 years 21 hours ago #26552

Can anyone tell me how ping works. When both computers are connected through cross over cable?

Re: How ping works 11 years 17 hours ago #26554

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Just as it works when you connect 2 computers to a switch via straight through cables. Ping works (for the most part) at layer 3. It has no relation to what the physical layer 1 offers. Once you have the right connectivity in layer 1 and 2 then layer 3 should work.

May be you wanted to ask: "How crossover works ?" Am I right?
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Re: How ping works 10 years 11 months ago #26565

Think of a crossover cable as a 2 port switch...

Re: How ping works 10 years 11 months ago #26567

Thanks for reply. I got it.

Re: How ping works 10 years 11 months ago #26589

I kinda of had a question regarding this.

Say for instance I have a laptop hooked up wireless to a linksys/cisco router and another computer hooked up directly to this router.

Why does my ping time out? I see the computer in the DHCP table and we can share files and play games over our lan? Any ideas? My Remote Desktop Connection doesn't even work.
I gotta figure this stuff out....

Re: How ping works 10 years 11 months ago #26601

Your ping shouldn't time out.

But it does, so you have to check settings WHY your ICMP times out.

If you connect your Wireless to wRouterA and you connect another computer to wRouterA by UTP, it should be able to accept RDP sessions unless you haven't set up your RDP properly.

Network technical this shouldn't be any issue.
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