Hey guys. What I have here are two laptops that will not ping each other. The setup is: Laptop 1 has Win2k Pro Laptop 2 has WinXP Pro Both are on a LAN and both have static IP addresses. Laptop 1 can ping Laptop 2 but Laptop 2 cannot ping Laptop 1. I swapped out the WinXP Pro laptop for another laptop with Win2K Pro on it and the same problem occurs. One peculiar incident that happened was when I had both Win2K laptops pinging each other, I restarted one and let it boot up. While loading the desktop the other laptop was able to ping the computer but as soon as all the services loaded and the laptop finished booting, the ping window went back to Request Timed Out and I was back to the same problem of Laptop 1 can ping Laptop 2 but Laptop 2 cannot ping Laptop 1. On the LAN my Desktop sits there with a static IP. Both Laptops can ping my desktop. But my desktop cannot ping Laptop 2 with WinXP Pro on it. My goal is to get both of these laptops to ping each other so I can run some hardware testing here in the lab. Can anyone suggest a solution? Thanks in advance. Edit: Just thought I'd share why I think this is so weird: Ping isnt a handshake type action. It either sees the computer or it doesnt. Both computers are there on the network so why cant they ping each other? Thanks again.