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other machines not visible but can be pinged

  1. #1


    bigfoot Guest

    other machines not visible but can be pinged

    Visibility is turned on for vista business machine. Other machines are XP
    and windows 2000 .I can ping an IP address but cannot ping the same machine
    when using its hostname. I can ping external websites by using thein hostname
    or their IP address I cannot ping the local machine with its hostname either.
    The error message is Ping request could not find host hostame.Please check
    the name and try again.
    My local Vista Business machine is visible in "Network'" view along with
    ADSL rate. Internet connectivity is fine.
    Sharing dries on fruiters by IP address is not Ok an a network Managed by
    DHCP.
    Incur had these issues wits XP on 2000 machines using the same
    infrastructure Any ideas anyone? Thanks in advance.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Robert L [MVP - Networking] Guest

    Re: other machines not visible but can be pinged

    If you can ping IP but not name, make sure NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled. This troubleshooting may help,

    Vista: can ping but not access
    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...opic.php?t=516

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    "bigfoot" <bigfoot@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:90872E80-B18F-4C67-B418-FE2163E34252@microsoft.com...
    Visibility is turned on for vista business machine. Other machines are XP
    and windows 2000 .I can ping an IP address but cannot ping the same machine
    when using its hostname. I can ping external websites by using thein hostname
    or their IP address I cannot ping the local machine with its hostname either.
    The error message is Ping request could not find host hostame.Please check
    the name and try again.
    My local Vista Business machine is visible in "Network'" view along with
    ADSL rate. Internet connectivity is fine.
    Sharing dries on fruiters by IP address is not Ok an a network Managed by
    DHCP.
    Incur had these issues wits XP on 2000 machines using the same
    infrastructure Any ideas anyone? Thanks in advance.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    bigfoot Guest

    Re: other machines not visible but can be pinged

    netbios is enabled and microsoft LLTD installed on XP machines. I can see the
    machines with correct hostnames and IP addresses in the network view! But
    cannot fringe to hostname.

    "Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:

    > If you can ping IP but not name, make sure NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled. This troubleshooting may help,
    >
    >
    > Visibility is turned on for vista business machine. Other machines are XP
    > and windows 2000 .I can ping an IP address but cannot ping the same machine
    > when using its hostname. I can ping external websites by using thein hostname
    > or their IP address I cannot ping the local machine with its hostname either.
    > The error message is Ping request could not find host hostame.Please check
    > the name and try again.
    > My local Vista Business machine is visible in "Network'" view along with
    > ADSL rate. Internet connectivity is fine.
    > Sharing drives or printers by IP address is not Ok an a network Managed by
    > DHCP.
    > Never had these issues with XP on 2000 machines using the same physical
    > infrastructure Any ideas anyone? Thanks in advance


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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