With 2 DHCP servers on LAN, printer doesn't see \\PC-name but sees IP address
Posted on 2010-08-20
My Networking knowledge has grown stale again,
basically we have a router on our network with built-in DHCP server that allocates addresses 192.168.0.1 - 200,
then we have a Windows Server 2008 on the server with also a DHCP server that allocates addresses 192.168.0.201 - 255.
Our printer (which I think deals primarily with the router) is .101 and I think it talks to the router.
The printer has a problem dumping a scanned document on \\OFFICE-PC\Scans,
but has no problem with other uses if we use their fixed IP addresses, e.g. \\192.168.0.212\Scans
Can you remind me of the phenomena of why a network device can't find another network device using \\ and therefore how I can solve this problem.