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Can't connect by \\computer but can by \\192.168.0.104

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I have a few computers hooked up to a router.

I can't connect by computer name (ex. \\computer) but can by ip (ex. \\192.168.0.104)

Any ideas what's wrong, all machines are Windows XP, and have had no issues connecting to any body elses computer.

Thanks
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make sure you have netbios enabled on the tcp/ip advanced properties of the nic
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Try disabling any personal firewalls.

If you are using or can use static IPs you can set the hostnames in the hosts file at c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
Just make a new line for each machine in the format of the localhost line that is already there.

If you can't do that, also check that the "Computer Browser" and "Server" services are running on each machine.
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NETBios setting is set to

Default: Use NetBios setting from the DHCP server If static IP address is used or the DHCP server does not provide NETBios setting, enable NETBios over TCP/IP.

any other ideas?
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