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To enable ICMP Echo Request for ICMPv4 and ICMPv6.
1. In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in, click Inbound Rules in the tree, and click New Rule in the Actions Pane.
2. Click Custom and click Next.
3. Click All programs and click Next.
4. For Protocol type, select ICMPv4.
5. Click Customize for Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) settings.
6. Click Echo Request, click OK, and then click Next.
7. Under Which local IP address does this rule match? and for Which remote IP address does this rule match click either Any IP address or These IP Addresses. If you click These IP addresses, specify the IP addresses and click Add, then click Next.
8. Click Allow the connection, and then click Next.
9. Under When does this rule apply?, click the active profile, any or all profiles (Domain, Private, Public) to which you want this rule to apply, and then click Next.
10. For Name type a name for this rule and for Description an optional description. Click Finish.
11. Repeat steps for ICMPv6, selecting ICMPv6 for Protocol Type instead of ICMPv4.
"How do I become pingable with the Vista firewall? (#15764)" says: "Navigate to Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Windows Firewall with Advanced Security to configure the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security policy" (sic) No need to navigate. Just expand the "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security" in the left pane. Also this: it says: "1. In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in, click Inbound Rules in the tree, and click New Rule in the Actions Pane." There is no actions pane. "New Rule" is located in the Action menu, not pane. Must also cancel any highlighting of any rule (if applicable) to see the "New Rule", or else it will not appear but "Disable Rule" appears instead.
OK, I followed all the instruction for Vista Windows Firewall with advanced security the line quality test still says not pingable.
Windows VISTA: First, be sure you are using WINDOWS security/firewall, and not Norton or some other one that often gets shipped with your computer. Then, in Windows Vista, open Windows Security Center (should be a "shield" shaped shortcut on the lower right side of your desktop toolbar--right-click to open); then click on "Windows Firewall" on the left side of the menu. Click on the "Change Settings" underlined link in the center-right of the window (next to the multi-colored shield icon). Click on the "Advanced" tab. If you basically have no options to change anything there, it means you are NOT signed on as System Administrator. At the bottom of the window, click on the underlined link that says "Where can I find ICMP and logging settings?". This will open a Windows Help and Support menu, where you can click on the underlined link question "How do I view and edit all firewall properties?". Just follow the instructions there. NOTE, however, that you MUST have System Administrator privlidges!
These instructions do not apply to move Vista users since secpol.msc is not available in Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, or Windows Vista Home Premium (see technet article below). So how does one do this with one of these more common versions of Vista? http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709691.aspx
If you bring up the command prompt as an administrator and enter "netsh firewall set icmpsetting 8 enable" without the quotation marks it will enable ICMP Echo Request. Much simpler than this whole process.
Works for me under Vista 64bit Ultimate. If you do the test on a different day, you have to delete the previous entries and re do them. Good luck to all.
tgwombat gave the correct solution, simpler is better...more work/play less talk. Dont be afraid of the command prompt
i tryed this to make the smoke ping work in windows vista (hmm home i guess) but it still says : sorry, 22.214.171.124 is not pingable from www.dslreports.com. Please disable firewall ping protection. See this FAQ section for more information. could you please mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org for help and/or feddback on this issue /regards chris
tgwombat....i tried what you said to do but it gave me this message..."the requested operation requires elevation" not sure what this means.
okay, let me get this straight.. is your internet connection feeding only off the modem or modem/router? im running modem/router because i have multiple network connections. im running vista 64 and i did everything by this tut and how tgwombat posted, and no luck. figuring my router is causing me to be unpingable
jinhuang1980: I had to go Start -> Programs -> Accessories, then RMB (right mouse button) on "Command Prompt" and choose "Run as Administrator"; After that I ran the command and it returned "Ok". The line test still says I'm not ping-able though.
I had a little trouble getting to "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security"; here's how I finally did it: Method 1: RMB on Start button, "Properties", "Start Menu" tab, "Classic Start Menu" radio button, "Customize" button, "Display Administrative Tools" checkbox, "Ok" button. Now go to Start -> Programs -> Administrative Tools -> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security" Method 2: Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Windows Firewall -> Change Settings -> ("Continue" if prompted) -> "Advanced" tab -> "Where can I find ICMP and logging settings?" link -> "What happened to the ICMP and logging settings in Windows Firewall?" link -> "Click to open Administrative Tools" link -> "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security"
I followed the instructions above to make Vista pingable. My firewall now allows this app. thru. After rebooting and running the Tweak Test I still get the make pingable message.