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Cannot Browse Shared Folders on Specific Computer Using UNC - Works with IP Address

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I have a computer, on a peer to peer network, that cannot browse shared folders on the Peer to peer server, via UNC, however if it use IP Address it works, Other Computers have no Problem browsing, and i can browse shares on other computers from the supposed Bad computer as well...I removed drivers for network adapters, stopped services, i am befuddled...
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Do the DNS settings on the bad computer match the DNS settings on all of the other computers?  I'd look at the dns settings first, and if that doesn't work, i'd configure the hosts / lmhosts file on the bad computerr.
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by:jdsdesktop1
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they all use dhcp, i even deleted the network adapter, then refreshed and allowed the system to find it again, then i even put my own static in there, still the same result.. firewall is turned off
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by:npinfotech
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Can you release the lease of the bad computer on your DHCP server?
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by:Adam Brown
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Are you using the full FQDN or the NetBIOS name?
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yes
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i can even put a static address i there, no change
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as far as the question for th FQDN or NETBIOS, i browse the workgroup network, see the computer called server, when i click on it, it says i have have rights to it, if i use the IP address, i go right to it
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There is no Domain, its a peer to peer windows xp network where workgroup is workgroup
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Problem resolved... Host file issue
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for jdsdesktop1's comment #37758516

for the following reason:

Fixed it
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Didn't i suggest checking out he host file in the first response?
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