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Windows 7: Hostname problem Windows 7

07 Dec 2011   #1
danock

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1
 
 
Hostname problem Windows 7

Win7 cannot access XP, NAS, or network printer by hostname. Win7 CAN access by IP address. Win7 hostname used to work, then months ago suddenly stopped working. XP can see Win7, NAS, and printer, so the problem is limited to Win7 hostname resolution. Changed router; problem still there. Win7 CAN access wireless Epson printer. Win7 problem with wifi and hardwire.

Tried disabling firewall/antivirus, flushDNS.bat, changing workgroup name. NetBios is on, windows network client is on, homegroups off, password sharing off, discovery on, file/printer sharing on.

If anyone can help I would be very grateful.

--Dan

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : tuvok
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.nj.comcast.net.

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1A-4B-D6-7F-F4-6D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-25-D3-AE-2E-DC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Con
troller (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 48-5B-39-04-76-5B
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.nj.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1C-4B-D6-7F-F4-6D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.4(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, December 07, 2011 10:16:49 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, December 14, 2011 10:33:26 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.87.64.150
68.87.75.198
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.hsd1.nj.comcast.net.:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.nj.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:18f2:368f:b38a:ff18(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::18f2:368f:b38a:ff18%19(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Windows\system32>


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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08 Dec 2011   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

First check and disable any firewalls... note that most new AV products contain a firewall. Please report back...
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08 Dec 2011   #3
danock

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the reply.

I have tried disabling all firewalls and AV. No joy.
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08 Dec 2011   #4
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Try to restore to earlier date when it worked?
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08 Dec 2011   #5
brady

 

public DNS servers set to this machine only, or on the others' as well?
If you're using public DNS servers, I would give the devices static IPs through the router and use IPs for the connection.
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08 Dec 2011   #6
danock

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1
 
 

1-Can't restore to earlier date--it was months ago, but thanks.

2-My DNS servers were set automatically. What options do I have, and could this help my problem?

I could easily give my devices static IPs and access that way, but I'd prefer to use host names.

Printer UPDATE: A few days ago, I tried to put an IP address for my printer port instead of the host name, but Win7 rejected it for some reason. Just now I tried again--the IP address was accepted this time and I can print! I'd still like to get host names working tho. Easier to use in Windows Explorer, and when I copy files I get a security warning when I use IP addresses.

Thanks for all your suggestions.
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09 Dec 2011   #7
NufSed

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

As you indicate, your problem is one of name resolution. This may be caused by your "Node Type" being set to "Peer-Peer" as shown in your ipconfig output. Do you have a WINS server configured? Try looking at the node type angle.
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09 Dec 2011   #8
danock

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1
 
 

I don't have a WINS server configured. How would I do that? Should I change the Node Type? Thanks for your help.
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09 Dec 2011   #9
NufSed

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

The node type Peer-Peer requires a WINS, or similar, name server for name resolution - you don't want to mess with that.

Take a look at the following to see what your registry values are for NodeType and DhcpNodeType: You cannot view other workgroup computers on the network on a Windows XP-based computer
The link says to delete these entries if they are present, then reboot. I would just take a look and post back what you find.

This is for an XP but my Win7 follows the same structure. I don't have a NodeType entry, but my DhcpNodeType is (8).

1 = B-Node (broadcast)
2 = P-Node (point-to-point)
4 = M-Node (mixed)
8 = H-Node (hybrid)
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10 Dec 2011   #10
danock

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1
 
 

YOU ARE MY HERO!! Now it works like a charm. Give yourself a big pat on the back for me. Thanks so much for taking your time to help. May you get some good karma for this.
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