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Windows 7: Hostname problem Windows 7


07 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1
 
 
Hostname problem Windows 7

Windows 7 cannot access XP, NAS, or network printer by hostname. Windows 7 CAN access by IP address. Windows 7 hostname used to work, then months ago suddenly stopped working. XP can see Windows 7, NAS, and printer, so the problem is limited to Windows 7 hostname resolution. Changed router; problem still there. Windows 7 CAN access wireless Epson printer. Windows 7 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

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...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the reply.

I have tried disabling all firewalls and AV. No joy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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08 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Try to restore to earlier date when it worked?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2011   #5

 

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2011   #6

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 Windows 7 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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2011   #7

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2011   #8

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2011   #9

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 Windows 7 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)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2011   #10

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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