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accessing another machine

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mattig89ch, Jul 11, 2010.

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  1. mattig89ch

    mattig89ch Thread Starter

    Dec 31, 1969
    Greetings again all!

    I seem to be having a singular issue with my network. What I'm trying to do is install my desktop printer on my laptop. Yet I can't seem to get windows 7 to see the machine I want to take the printer off of (or the machine could be stopping me).

    Here's what I can tell, I can ping my desktop, but I can't get into it. I can't ping my desktop's name.

    Both have a user with the same user name and password (created them myself).

    Now it seems to me that one or both machines aren't mapping my desktops name to its dynamic IP. I would make it static, but I want that desktop to get out to the internet.

    I remember there being a DNS text document some where on XP, but can't remember where for the life of me. And I have no idea if that same text document exists on windows 7.

    And yes there is a TP Link router involved.
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Failure to ping is almost always a firewall issue (probably on the desktop).

    Please show for both PCs ...

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    Type the following commands:

    nbtstat -n


    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
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