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By ajbettencourt ·
I have a small business network consisting of a single desktop PC, a Linksys wireless access point/router and several client laptops. About two weeks ago, it began to get increasingly difficult to print from any laptop to the printer connected to the desktop PC. Presently, I am unable to print, access shared resources, or view any other workgroup computers. I am able to ping all network components by IP address with no problems. I can map drives and share printers by IP address and everything works fine. I cannot, however, ping/share/map by the usual computer name and resource syntax. Since I want to avoid having to issue all static IPs, I am looking for assistance here. I was thinking that since the router acts as the DHCP server that might be a logical place to start. Any questions, comments, or better yet, HELP would be greatly appreciated. By the way, all systems are running XP Home.

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by Kevj In reply to No Name Resolution

Definitely use DHCP server on the linksys and configure all computers to use it. Make sure other network devices are on the same subnet. If the linksys has not been restarted try that also. I used to have a linksys. It worked fine for over a year and then started hanging. I had to reboot the unit every so often in order for it to work properly. One I purchased for a friends network did the same thing. I now use a Dlink wap at home.

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by arleenw In reply to Possible remedies

Try upgrading the firmware on the router. I would
recommend having your pc with the shared printer
and files to use a static ip, with all the others
using dhcp.

Good luck.

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