Computer name vs IP not working - why?

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Subject: Computer name vs IP not working - why?
Posted by:  Al (BigAl.…@gmail.com)
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009

HI Guys,

I have a workgroup of about 4 computers.

They are connected to a DD-WRT router with a ADSL modem behind that.

The network has been newly setup and I used to be able to type in a
computer name like \COMPUTER1 to view its shares etc, but now I cant,
however the \192,168.1.xxx still works.

What troble shooting steps can I take to find the problem?

At this stage it only seems to be effecting some PC's.

Cheers

-Al
PS: Where is the "connection specific dns suffix coming from? My is
currently set to home, even though the workgroup name defined in each
PC in XP is WORKGROUP?

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