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So I just installed a new copy of xp on a computer. Anyone know what I need to do to make them see or access eachother.
They are on the same workgroup.
Even \\\\"computer name" doesn't work.
It can go online, it can acess the router.
Yeah thanks for any help.
File and printer sharing is on.
 

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What if you try \\\\computerIP instead of \\\\computername?
 

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What if you try \\\\computerIP instead of \\\\computername?

I can ping the ip, but I cannot ping the computer name. Good idea. whats this mean haha?
 

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It means that either your router isn't caching hostnames like it should or that you're not using your router as the DNS host on your computers.
 

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could be also his new xp is not on the same workgroup.
 

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could be also his new xp is not on the same workgroup.
Since his hostname does not resolve in the first place it does NOT have anything to do with the workgroup.
 

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yea my bad i kinda jumped thru the post not reading everything clear he can manualy put them in his host file on the pc and that would be a fix.
 

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I am pretty sure that your router is using the DNS from the ISP and not acting as its own DNS. Nice catch gonX!

If you have a Dlink router, I can take a look at my settings and guide you on how to change yours.

More like the computers have been set up to use an external DNS instead of the router. It shouldn't be happening on a normal router even with 3rd party DNS servers configured, unless you've set some setting that seriously messes that up.
 

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More like the computers have been set up to use an external DNS instead of the router. It shouldn't be happening on a normal router even with 3rd party DNS servers configured, unless you've set some setting that seriously messes that up.

The router is a dynex router,
WAN Connection Type: Dynamic IP

Host Name:
IP Address: 75.104.164.152
Subnet Mask: 255.255.252.0
Default Gateway: 75.104.164.1

MTU Size 1500 (in bytes): (The default is 1500, do not change unless necessary.)

(unchecked) Use These DNS Servers
Primary DNS:
Secondary DNS: (Optional)

(unchecked) Get IP with Unicast DHCP (It is usually not required.)
 

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Thats wan, I guess you need the lan page. or maybe the computer host page.

Wow now my computer isn't getting data from the router for lan. I have an ip subnet and a gateway, auto configured, can go online and browse but can't ping the router, or log into it :*(
 

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Just reset the router and I can log into it again. lets see if it fixes the host name problem.
 

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WOHOO, now I can view one of the vista computers, but not the other two, one vista one xp
 

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I think there is an update/hotfix on Windows update, try and Google it.
 

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Hotfix doesn't come for svc pack 3..... unless i have the wrong one.
 

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Yeah I'm talking about the settings on your computer. Not on the router.
 
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