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Discussion in 'Networking' started by scottishradarman, Mar 4, 2008.

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  1. scottishradarman

    scottishradarman Thread Starter

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    How do I ensure that my laptop computer's name shows up in the attached devices page of my Netgear DG834PN Router?

    If I run IPCONFIG /ALL the host name shows my computers name correctly. However it is shown as "unknown" on my Netgear Router.

    Other laptops running XP show up the hostnames correctly on the router.

    I didn't think it was an OS specific problem but I'm at a bit of a lost now :eek:
     
  2. JohnWill

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    If it really bothers you, put an entry in the HOSTS file. :)
     
  3. scottishradarman

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    Hi John,

    I added my IP address and the laptop name to the laptop's hosts file. Re-booted the laptop but the Router still shows unknown against the laptop. Am I doing something wrong??

    maybe a few more facts might help:

    1. I am running Vista on the machine that doesn't show its name on the Netgear Router.
    2. This machine also has a fixed IP address. This is correctly displayed in the attached devices screen ( just no device name)
    3. My machine name should be a valid name "GraemeHP"

    Don't know if this has helped or just added to the confusion :)
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Let's see this for the Vista machine.

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

    Type the following two commands:

    NBTSTAT -n

    IPCONFIG /ALL


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

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
  5. scottishradarman

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    Hi John,

    Here are the results:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Graeme>nbtstat -n

    Local Area Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache

    Bluetooth Network Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache

    Wireless Network Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.136] Scope Id: []

    NetBIOS Local Name Table

    Name Type Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    GRAEMEHP <00> UNIQUE Registered
    WORKGROUP <00> GROUP Registered
    WORKGROUP <1E> GROUP Registered
    GRAEMEHP <20> UNIQUE Registered
    WORKGROUP <1D> UNIQUE Registered
    ..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered

    C:\Users\Graeme>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : GraemeHP
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-41-F7-99-27
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Con
    nection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-22-4E-9B
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1550:3308:31f3:e65e%9(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.136(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 212.23.3.100
    212.23.6.100
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-36-CE-53-85
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{345841F0-82D3-4EBB-9D59-A916DA02C
    94C}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.0.136%13(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 212.23.3.100
    212.23.6.100
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{B28E312C-B10C-4E29-975E-32B3CAF28
    06B}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e66:c94:3881:3f57:ff77(Prefe
    rred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c94:3881:3f57:ff77%12(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{BED85459-B5D2-486E-9966-B0706423E
    ECA}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    C:\Users\Graeme>
     
  6. JohnWill

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    This is probably the reason.

     
  7. scottishradarman

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    Is there a way of enabling DHCP without turning off fixed IP addresses?
     
  8. JohnWill

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    If your router supports reservations based on MAC address (I know that D-Link and ZyXEL routers do), you can lock an IP address to the MAC address and still use DHCP. I believe at least some models of the Linksys routers don't offer the capability, so you have to check. The following is an example from a D-Link DIR-615 router.
     

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