+ 0 Votes Shout out to Arlington! And to answer your question... scott_heath 6 years ago When you run 'ipconfig /all' from the cmd prompt do you have DNS Servers? Right click on the Local Area Connection in your network properties and choose repair. Does this fix the problem? Do you download and run things you shouldn't Check c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Do you have a of entries? By default you have one mayve two. Let me know... + 0 Votes Folloing up josephlslewis 6 years ago Thanks, all, I keep using your tips to whittle away at this annoyance. I know it has a resolution somewhere. I removed the desktop from the router setup, moved the notebook to wireless and will continue troublesooting the name/ip issue. Animatech, this is just my home computer setup with the router installed originally to use my work laptop VPN thru my ISP. Thanks again everyone! I will post the success story when it arrives! + 0 Votes Sounds Like retro77 6 years ago Sounds like you either dont have a DNS server set or you can not get to the ones you have. Do the IPCONFIG /ALL and try to ping the addresses you have for DNS. Or try to telnet to them on port 53: telnet <IPADDRESS> 53 + 0 Votes Another perspective hifabby 6 years ago Hi there, that same scenerio happened to me a few weeks back. When you type 'ipconfig /all' check the Host Name.... in my case it had mshome.net(which is not correct for my network). What I did was type 'ipconfig /release' then 'ipconfig /renew' follow by 'ipconfig /flushdns' and finally, 'ipconfig /registerdns'. You can reboot pc and type at the command 'ipconfig /all'. It should fix it. Default Gateway, DHCP should have the ip address and DNS should have two ip address.