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Can not ping the name, but IP only!

Hi experts! I have a really STUPID problem. I have a small network with a 10 Dell's boxes, servers, etc. Every single box can see each other and servers. All boxes run XP pro. But today, I've got another new Dell OPtiplex. As usual, I installed XP pro, all fixes, patches etc. and it doesn't see the network. And no one old box can see the new one. XP firewall is off. No more any soft (XP only). I tried static IP, I tried via DHCP - the same result - nothing. There's no domain. Just a workgroup. Internet is good. I can ping an IP of any box, but not a host name: "ping request could not find host name". BTW, I can see the name of a new box from the "network places", from any old box, but I can not open it. Any ideas?
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
turn off Windows firewall on that new box.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
a few things to test is connectivity.... any lights on the switch?  howz the cable..good connection?
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi vadim63,

enable netbios on the machine
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vadim63Author Commented:
Windows firewall is off, for sure. All lights and cable are good. I have an Internet connection. I can get RDP with no problem. Netbios is on, I checked it twice. Actually, all settings are absolutely same as usual. I did the same things 10 times. I thought, there's a problem with a card itself, but why can I get an Internet? So I'm completely confused.
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soundguymikeCommented:
shutdown and restart everything
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vadim63Author Commented:
What do you mean "everything"?
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thur6165Commented:
I know you said you have netbios enabled, but I want to clearify.  If you go to tcp/ip configuration for the connection, click on advanced and then the WINS tab.  Do you have netbios over TCP/IP checked.  This is the option you want for your setup, and it is not the default setting.  If that does not work you can always setup a host file with the ips and host names to quickly fix this issue.  C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc and edit the host file.  This is more work but if you need to get it working right away this will do it.
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vadim63Author Commented:
BTW,

\\192.168.1.100\shareddocs    - works
\\SalsComp\shareddocs          - doesn't

68.142.226.54                      - works
www.yahoo.com                   - works
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vadim63Author Commented:
Now I have a default settings for Netbios (WINS tab), but I tried it "enable" with no result. I've changed host file with
192.168.1.100             SalsComp
and now I can ping "SalsComp",  but in My Network places I still can't see the workgroup computers.

And another question: I have, as I said, another 10 boxes, firewalls are enabled, Netbios with default settings, host files with no changes ("127.0.0.1   localhost"   only). And everything works perfectly. Maybe some trick with a card? There's integrated Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller.
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
In your network card tcpip settings, what is providing the dns services?
Please post the results from a working PC and the non-working PC here

ipconfig /all
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vadim63Author Commented:
Windows IP Configuration   -    non-working PC

        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : NewComp
        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Cont
roller
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 64.7.11.2
                                                   66.80.130.23

====================================================

Windows IP Configuration  -    working PC

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SalsComp
   Primary Dns Suffix  .. . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . .  . . : Unknown
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
   Physical Address. . . .  . . . : xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . .  . . : No
   IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . .. . . : 192.168.1.1
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . : 64.7.11.2
                                            66.80.130.23
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Computerguy107Commented:
I bet you have Norton Firewall ...Symantec and all of the residual products do nothing but mess up a machine. Only Ghost is a decent product...Uninstall all Symantec products ...if you want a firewall ....Zonealarm ...Free....if you want Anti Virus....AVG free....Be done with all the BS symantec internet security....the only thing that it secures is the fact you will have to deal with all the problems it causes...
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
Sounds like it is something of that nature doesn't it.
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vadim63Author Commented:
I swear of God, there's a fresh copy of Windows XP Pro SP2 only (Microsoft CD). Before install, HDD was formatted.
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
Can you confirm that you have the same workgroup name assigned to the new PC as the other machines?
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vadim63Author Commented:
Look guys, as I can see there only "Node Types"  are different. What is it? Could it be the problem?
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
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vadim63Author Commented:
That's it. Perfect. I'm back in business. Thank you very much. First of all, it was a good idea, to compare working and non-working PC's ipconfig. So, there's a "Node Type" matter and the link above is completely resolves it.
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
You're welcome.

Regards
keith
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