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DNS Server does not work on Windows XP PC

HenryWilfred
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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.

Thanks!



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Please post the output of a "ipconfig /all" here

the other thing to try is to do

nslookup name dnserver

I would say its one of the following

1. Incorrect DNS server setup
2. Incorrect dns name suffix
3. Computer is on different workgroup/domain

Thanks
Cam
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