I have a home network with 3 laptops that basically work ok except for one thing.
Each laptop can see the others and can share files, etc. but recently I installed an application on Laptop1 that runs a service that allows web browsers from other laptops to communicate with it.
My problem is this. Laptop2 (running Vista) can communicate with Laptop1 by me entering http://Laptop1
as the URL address however Laptop3 (also running Vista) can access the Laptop1 service only by me specifying its IP address (http://192.168.0.3
) and not its hostname .
The really silly thing is that only a few days ago that was working and I just can't think of anything that was done since then to screw that up so any help would be much appreciated.
P.S. As I'm using dynamic IP addressing I would really need to use the hostname and not the IP address.