Local PC resolution by hostname - windows 7.

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Local PC resolution by hostname - windows 7.

Post by irrelevant » December 13th, 2011, 4:13 pm

Does anyone have any suggestions as to why my windows 7 notebook would not resolve local PC IP Addresses by hostname?

The internet looks fine, nothing's been touched networking wise on the PC except for joining a wireless LAN.

I can access PCs (Specifically an HP NAS / windows server is as question here) using their IP address directly but not if I have to resolve their hostname.

I figured I'd ask here in case anyone had an idea of the problem before wasting a whole bunch of time trying to figure it out myself.



thanks all. :)

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Re: Local PC resolution by hostname - windows 7.

Post by wd » December 13th, 2011, 4:36 pm

is the wireless router doing DNS for u?
does the wireless card have the latest driver?
what tool are u using to try to resolve the name
CMD or just browsing? if command prompt did u launch it by right clicking and choosing run as administrator?
is the DNS client service started?
is the win7 system in the same workgroup as the others?

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Re: Local PC resolution by hostname - windows 7.

Post by wd » December 13th, 2011, 4:43 pm

also check the network and sharing center
make sure its not locked down
u picked home or work when win7 discovered the network and not public ?

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Re: Local PC resolution by hostname - windows 7.

Post by irrelevant » December 13th, 2011, 4:47 pm

wd wrote:is the wireless router doing DNS for u?
Yup.
does the wireless card have the latest driver?
Yup
what tool are u using to try to resolve the name
Explorer, Ping, Tracert
CMD or just browsing? if command prompt did u launch it by right clicking and choosing run as administrator?
Both. And I hadn't run as admin, but tried with no change.
is the DNS client service started?
Yup
is the win7 system in the same workgroup as the others?
Not sure, Am unsure which workgroup the NAS belongs to, so changed to the workgroup of the desktop PC and will restart to see what happens.

thanks, as always :)

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Re: Local PC resolution by hostname - windows 7.

Post by wd » December 13th, 2011, 4:52 pm

if not all in the same workgroup and sharing set without restrictions u won't see anything :)
when u do ipconfig /all
also do u see under node type hybrid or peer-peer if peer-peer take a look at this even though it talks about xp
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/903267/en-us

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Re: Local PC resolution by hostname - windows 7.

Post by irrelevant » December 13th, 2011, 4:56 pm

Still No go.
wd wrote:also check the network and sharing center
make sure its not locked down
u picked home or work when win7 discovered the network and not public ?
Yup, it's setup for home, not locked down in the least.

It connects to the internet fine, only local machines are a problem.


I guess I will play with it a little later.

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Re: Local PC resolution by hostname - windows 7.

Post by wd » December 13th, 2011, 7:25 pm

maybe enable netbios over tcp/ip in the advanced settings of your network card under ipv4?
or see if your router has any netbios settings?
as a double check
Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change Advanced Sharing Settings (side panel). Make sure Network Discovery, File and Printer Sharing, and Public Folder Sharing are all set to “on” and Password Protected Sharing is set to “off”.

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Re: Local PC resolution by hostname - windows 7.

Post by wd » December 13th, 2011, 9:19 pm

one other thought the user id on win7 is there a user account with the same name on the other box?

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Re: Local PC resolution by hostname - windows 7.

Post by irrelevant » December 14th, 2011, 5:29 pm

I went through and checked the above, and everything looks fine.

I then realized that the problem was Kaspersky internet security, after disabling that, everything worked correctly. It seems that was treating the local network as a public network, not home.

so that's updated and now it seems to be working, time will tell if that's accurate or not, but I think that the problem is with the firewall, not the networking settings.


thanks for all the help... it's much appreciated.!

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