Remove Computer from Network View

#1
I'm setting up a home network and in the process renamed my main desktop a couple of times.
Now when viewing the network from either the desktop or my laptop I see the 2 old names as computers in the list. They are inaccessible but I can't figure out a way to remove them from the list.

Any ideas?
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#2
I'm setting up a home network and in the process renamed my main desktop a couple of times.
Now when viewing the network from either the desktop or my laptop I see the 2 old names as computers in the list. They are inaccessible but I can't figure out a way to remove them from the list.

Any ideas?
Try this from an elevated command prompt (right click on command prompt and choose run as adminitrator) type nbtstat -R both machines, don't know if you need to reboot but it wouldn't hurt. Let us know if that worked, it's suppose to flush the netbios cache,
 


#3
Well, the first of the old names dropped-off immediately after I ran the flush, the other went away after a few minutes. I don't know whether the flush did it or they just had to time out but either way they're gone now.

Thank you for the help!
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#4
Thanks for posting back, glad your problem is resolved. Sometimes netbios information, good or bad can take a while to propagate across the network and flushing the netbios cache will often speed up the process
 


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