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As always the first thing to look at on XP is the firewall, although
it only blocks incoming activity, so I can't see how it would affect
This is a curious setup - you have an XP box whose IP address is set
to the LAN, but the default gateway is set to an address in a
different network. That shouldn't work! The reason is that in order to
access the default router it has to know how to send a packet to it,
and it can only send to its own LAN network. To send to anything else
it sends to the default router.
So to send to the default router, it first has to send to the default
router, to do which it has to send to the default router, etc...
Can you post the output of ipconfig /all at the command prompt of the
The connection to the internet is maintained by the router. This
suggests that the RPC has a problem accessing systems on the LAN. Can
you confirm that by pinging the router and the XP box.
ping on the RPC will send pings continuously, for testing. Using -s
1024 as well will send large packets, which are good for stressing a
ping -s 1024 <address>
To do the same on the XP box use
ping -t -s 1024 <address>
Alan Adams, from Northamptonshire