Cannot find a specific computer in network by name

Posted on 2004-11-21
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
Problem: Cannot find a specific computer in network by name
Recently added a third computer to my network which I am using as a print server and an ftp server.  This computer used to be on the network previously, but since then, I've reformatted and put Linux on the box and just recently, reformatted and put Windows XP Professional back on because I needed a remote machine to connect to the printer in the basement.  Each machine is connected to the network with a wireless card (802.11b).  There is a central wireless hub / 4 port router / cable modem that they all communicate with.  Each machine has been assigned a static IP address.
Neither of the other two machines can see the print server on the network or access it by name, but both machines can access by IP address.  
The machines on my network are:
HPLaptop    IP:
Vaio2k        IP:
Again, I have no problems connecting my other machines to each by name or viewing them in network resources, but for some reason, I can only access my print server by IP address \\\.  Any thoughts?

Question by:plate55
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    try enabling NetBIOS over tcp
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    Enable NetBios over TCP/IP in WIndows XP

    Step 1: Turn On NetBIOS over TCP/IP

    Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Network and Internet Connections.

    Click Network Connections.

    Right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.

    Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.

    Click the General tab, and then click Advanced.

    Click the WINS tab.

    Under NetBIOS setting, click Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP, and then click OK two times.

    Click Close to close the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box.

    Close the Network Connections window.
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