Cannot browse local network

Posted on 2011-05-03
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Costumer says they cannot browse workgroups or servers.  they suspect issue with netbios.. I can ping accross network. (this is not traversing WAN)
Question by:Phoenix43
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    Please see if this solves your issue:

    I would need more info to proceed further
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    Do u mean that u can connect across LAN but not a WAN location ?

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    name error message appears when I so a sniffer capture...when trying to connect to server

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    across the LAN
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    download nblookup

    this is a netbios name resolution troubleshooting tool (similar to NSlookup for DNS) that will hopefully help.

    the client machine obvioulsy need to be able to resolve a netbios name to IP before it can connect. this tool will indicate that this part is working.
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    Do the computer(s) in question have both services below running?

    Server Service
    Computer Browser Service

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    Still Unable to identify the problem my costumer is having with not being able to browse workgroups

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