NetBIOS over TCP/IP: Host not found.
Posted on 1998-10-19
I am trying to connect to a remote computer using NetBIOS
over TCP/IP on a Windows 95 machine. If it matters, I am
connected via a cable modem and receive an IP from a DHCP
The only protocol installed is TCP/IP. I have enabled DNS
and set DHCP for WINS resolution. I installed 'Client for
Microsoft Networks' and 'File and printer sharing for
Microsoft Networks' and checked that TCP/IP is bound to
both. Under the NetBIOS tab the 'I want to enable NetBIOS
over TCP/IP' is greyed out and checked. I assume this
means that it is enabled by default.
I've created an LMHOSTS file with the IP Address and name
of the remote computer followed by the #PRE tag. When I
run nbtstat -R the table purges and reloads successfully.
When I run nbtstat -c, it appears that I have a valid
NetBIOS Remote Cache Name Table. When I run nbtstat -a
[remote_computer_name] or nbtstat -A [remote_IP_Address], i
get a 'Host not found.' response.
If I try browsing the remote computer from Start|Run
\\[remote_computer_name] or \\[remote_IP_Address], I get a
dialog box that says 'The network name cannot be found.'
Can anybody tell me what I'm missing? Based on what I know
this shouldn't be impossible. Any ideas or suggestions
would be greatly appreciated.