Windows XP Networking

I have a problem with my windows XP. I was able to set up a network through my routers and was able to connect to everycomputer no problem. about a couple of weeks ago i took my laptop to work and ever since then my laptop DNS is shut down the only way i can access other computers and they can access me is through IP addresses. I still have a functioning network and my internet is still up.. i still get an IP from my router but my DNS only to this computer is shut down.. can U Help Me!!!???

Shy
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ah_sonCommented:
can input the ip into your host file. So the name is resolve by the host filse. If not set up a WINS in one of the computer in the network to resolve name to IP.
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jsungCommented:
I'm assuming your laptop is setup to use your office's DNS server.  Is your laptop part of your office domain?  If it isn't, to access the other computers you'll have to use a full domain name.  ie.   ping computer1.urdomain.com
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mastermind214Author Commented:
let me explain this very simply ..  it's a simple Lan through a D-Link "Dl-614" router... i have 4 comps attached to it and they all functioned before. i accessed them with \\compname\c\ ... and i have shared the "c" so dont worry about that ... but ever since i disconnected it and reconnected it... the only way i can access it is \\192.154.20.101\c\ ... so my guess is that the DNS is dead but i have no clue how??? btw. i have Zone Alarm running .... i did shut it down and try without it but it didn't help...Any help will be appreciated
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ah_sonCommented:
Can u check you tcp/ip setting if u cant figure it out. Try reinstalling it. It might just work.
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funkusmunkusCommented:
well what you could try is right click on my computer, and go to manage, expand services and applications and then expand services, on the right hand plane, select DNS client, it should be set to (enables) and (automatic), if not double click on it, and set startup type to automatic and apply and click ok, then right click on dns client and select start.
maybe your work place doesn't like people connecting to the net, only getting mail, and part of the domain policy they disable dns client.
let us know how you go
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NazarelfadilCommented:
ok,
1- shut down your network (all PCs and alptop)
2- start your network and enable NETBOIS/TCP for each PC.
3-restatr the computer prowser service for each PC.
Done.


regards

nazar

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mastermind214Author Commented:
thanx for all ur help guys but i had a really basic problem, i figured it out, i forgot to include my default gateway (router) in my IP settings, and funkus ur were kinda right cause they disabled my gateway with a proxy... thanx anyway guys

Shy
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NazarelfadilCommented:
just for knowledge

how could the default gate way block name resolution in a peer to peer network?
please rethink it.
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mastermind214Author Commented:
i think ur right Nazar cause it's messed again, i guess that was a temp solution ... i did try enabling NetBios but it still doesn't see it ... funny thing is the rest of my computers can access each other through names but the laptop is disabled... i can only access it with IP and vice versa...weird!!!
i give up i am completely stumped... i dont know ,....
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crissandCommented:
The browser service it's down (I don't think the computer uses DNS in your DNS-less network). Right click My computer, choose manage, see Services, and see if Computer browser is started. If not, try to start it.

Anyway, see the event log for some messages when you try to access other computers by name.
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