Solved: Windows 8 laptop can connect with XP machines using IP, but not names

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tigerucla

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Hello

Please bear with me as I am a novice when it comes to networking. Our dental office has 6 PCs (all XP), one XP laptop and my laptop, which I just upgraded from Vista 32-bit to Windows 8 64-bit. When I got the laptop, I was able to get it connected to the network no problem. All the other computers have been working for years without network issues.

After upgrading this weekend, I joined my home network using Homegroup (both PCs at home are Windows 7). When I plugged it into our office network, I couldn't see any of the other computers. After some research, I verfied I can ping the other computers successfully. Then I found out I could access folders on them mapping them using their IP addresses, but not by using their names.

After more research (and confusion since I'm a newby), I have disconnected from the Homegroup, set IPv4 IP settings (using DNS settings from the other PCs), and checked to make sure the TCP/IP WINS is set to "default".

Any chance we can fix this?

Here are my ipconfig /all and nbtstat -n:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 12-21-63-D2-4C-B7
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-33-90-7F-7E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c15d:6f62:6138:894%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.46(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 352329267
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-94-F2-0A-00-21-63-D2-4C-B7

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
68.87.85.98
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Networ
k Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-63-D2-4C-B7
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{223FE158-F192-4B3D-A9FD-FC39E60EF687}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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* 11:

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:bd:e4d:3f57:ffd1(Preferr
ed)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::bd:e4d:3f57:ffd1%15(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Windows\system32>nbtstat -n

Ethernet:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.46] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
YAMLEETOSHIBA <20> UNIQUE Registered
YAMLEETOSHIBA <00> UNIQUE Registered
WORKGROUP <00> GROUP Registered
WORKGROUP <1E> GROUP Registered
WORKGROUP <1D> UNIQUE Registered
&#9786;&#9787;__MSBROWSE__&#9787;<01> GROUP Registered

Wi-Fi:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

No names in cache

Local Area Connection* 12:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

No names in cache

C:\Windows\system32>
 

TerryNet

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Try a dynamic connection on the ethernet.

The "MSBROWSE" line says that the Windows 7 is the Master Browser. Is any other machine also claiming to be Master Browser? If so, a firewall on one or both machines is causing a problem.
 

tigerucla

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I figured out my problem- the Default Gateway had a 0 where the DNS server had a 1. That's what I get for being a newbie!

Thanks TerryNet for trying to help me figure it out.
 
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