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Can't locate workgroup computer by name, only IP address


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adams0423

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I set up a small office network yesterday for my company. They wanted a shared folder on one computer to be reachable by all other computers on the network (all computers are wireless).

I notice that I can access the computers by IP address (e.g. \\192.168.15.150\share) but not by name (e.g. \\computername\share).

What am I missing?

Thanks!
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Hello adams0423 and welcome to G2G,

Have you already follwed this guide:


File Sharing Setup

and have you also made sure that Every Pc in the network is using the exact same Workgroup? and that every Pc in the network has the same permissions?
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Looking through the document you posted, I realize that I didn't double-check the following. I will check it tonight:

9. You should now be back at the “Local Area Connection Properties” window.
..........9A. Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click the "Properties" button.
..........9B. Click the General tab, and then click Advanced.
..........9C. Click the WINS tab.
..........9D. Under NetBIOS setting, click "Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP", and then click OK two times.
..........9E. Click Close to close the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box.
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