DNS Server does not work on Windows XP PC
Posted on 2009-07-08
I have a PC that has an internet connection but cannot locate other PCs in the same workgroup on the LAN.
I connect to two network printers using the IP address. But I cannot "find" a color printer attached to another PC in this workgroup.
I am running Windows XP Pro with SP3. -- all windows updates applied.
Network Diagnostics for Windows XP shows: DNS failure
I can ping a workgroup PC via IP address -- but not by name
ping steve fails
ping 192.168.1.8 connects to steve
This PC is a ThinkPad laptop connected via a docking station. Everything worked 6 weeks ago. I am not sure what has changed. She does take it home and use it on a wireless network on occasion.
Any suggestions appreciated. I am not next to the PC so it will take me some time to respond to suggestions.