NetBIOS names

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  1. builder000

    builder000 New Member

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    I have three computers with XP, Vista and Win7 in home network.

    I cant access always Vista and Win7 from XP by name, only by IP address.
    I suspect it's some NetBIOS refresh issue.
    Can someone help me?
     
  2. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    The default configuration is for NetBIOS to be configured by a dhcp server and the dhcp will send the client computer the local network WINS server to resolve the NetBIOS names. In a home network you probably don't have a WINS server so you will need to reconfigure the network adapter on each computer to NetBIOS over TCP/IP this way allow the computers to use what is called a B-node which allows the clients to announce and discover other NetBIOS hosts and resolve them.

    It's pretty much the same process to configure this on XP thru Windows 10
    • Click on Start, then Control Panel
    net1.

    • Click on Network Connections
    net2.

    • Right click on your network adapter and select Properties
    net3.

    • Select TCP/IP or TCP/IP v4 on Vista on newer
    net4.

    • Click on the WINS tab and select NetBIOS over TCP/IP
    net6.
     

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