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    can only map to IP address (not name)

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    by bayman ·

    I have a weird problem. The client has 2 WinXP Pro machines with a Linksys DSL/Cable router. They do not have internet connectivity, however are only using that router as a hub/switch. I connected one of the machines (Workstation B) to the router (which already had Workstation A and another device that goes beyond the scope of the question).

    Having issues mapping a drive on Workstation A from Workstation B, I tooled with Simple File Sharing (turning it off). I added an account to Workstation A that Workstation B logs on to. I cannot map the drive using the Netbios name, however can do it through IP address. Although this sounds like a DNS issue (which there is none due to lack of connectivity), anyone have any ideas (besides upgrading them to a domain which they do not need at this time)?

    I thought it might be the router’s security, however could see no settings in its config stating so.

    Please help.
    AB

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    • #3312972

      Reply To: can only map to IP address (not name)

      by willcomp ·

      In reply to can only map to IP address (not name)

      Ensure that NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled on both PCs.

      Dalton

    • #3312953

      Reply To: can only map to IP address (not name)

      by w2ktechman ·

      In reply to can only map to IP address (not name)

      turn on computer browser service
      or
      add to the hosts file the name and ip address

    • #3311458

      Reply To: can only map to IP address (not name)

      by rewrite ·

      In reply to can only map to IP address (not name)

      To use computer names you must either enable netbios over tcpip (in the connection’s properties dialog) or add the netbeui protocol.

      Cheers.

      RW

    • #3311435

      Reply To: can only map to IP address (not name)

      by rindi1 ·

      In reply to can only map to IP address (not name)

      If you are going for answer 2 you must make sure your Workstations have static IP Addresses.

    • #3311697

      Reply To: can only map to IP address (not name)

      by rogmj007 ·

      In reply to can only map to IP address (not name)

      Make certain that both workstations belong to the same workgroup.

      Right-click “My Computer” on the desktop or within the Start menu
      Select Properties and select the “Computer Name” tab.
      Click on the “Change” button and select a name for the Workgroup.

      Reboot the computer(s).

      You should be able to map to the computer name.

      P.S. Make sure your firewall settings do not prohibit ports 135-137, 139.

    • #3311572

      Reply To: can only map to IP address (not name)

      by razz2 ·

      In reply to can only map to IP address (not name)

      Stick with the willcomp and rewrite answers on this one.

      Your workstations are both on the LAN side of the
      router so the firewall is a non-issue. Netbios names are
      not limited to workgroup either.

      As to the browser service, it is enable by default. You
      may however want to set one to always be the Master
      Browser.

      make sure that TCP has netbios enabled and try to ping
      by name.

      You could install netbeui but why when tcp/ip is there
      and will work.

      razz

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      by vedalsoftwin ·

      In reply to can only map to IP address (not name)

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