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Name resolution

by curtis gaston / May 5, 2006 12:03 AM PDT

I'm running windows xp sp2, I can not ping any computer names but I can ping all internal and exsternal IP address. This happened after I disconected cat5 and added another computer Windows xp pro and a Belkin wireless G router. computer are wired. xp pro machine running ok.

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Check your DNS settings
by Ahmad Nawaz Cheema / May 5, 2006 1:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Name resolution

If your problem is not being able to resolve names, then you need to check your DNS settings. I've also found that every now and then Windows requires that you manually enter in DNS information to the connection settings, because it can't seem to get it from the router's DHCP server.

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Check this out
by gopinath_sastra / May 5, 2006 6:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Name resolution

Type ipconfig /all and try to ping with the DNS servers then it is a problem with the computer else call your ISP.(you should be able to browse using by ip)they will assign another DNS for you.

If you get a reply from DNS servers then try to stop and start your DNS Client service in services.msc.
and also stop and start DHCP client service.

Reinstalling TCPip protocol also helped me once (kb811259)

see if that helps.

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