Can't Ping by Hostname, Only by IP
Posted on 2012-03-24
We have a device running Windows XP embedded called WinEmbed01. We can ping it by IP address, NSLOOKUP shows the correct name, but when we try to ping by name it fails. It operates on a corporate network which controls the DNS/WINS/DHCP servers so troubleshooting is limited to me telling the help desk exactly what to do.
WinEmbed01 is DHCP and has an address of 10.10.2.51 and is not joined to the domain----We are unable to ping this by name on certain subnets/scopes from other workgroup computers or computers that are joined to the domain.
On some scopes we ping by name and the wrong IP comes back "188.8.131.52" not sure what that is, it comes back as securehost.com?? From a different PC, we ping the correct IP 10.10.78.51 and it responds, NSLOOKUP IP address shows correct name WinEmbed01.
On other scopes, we ping by name and nothing comes back, ping by IP and we receive a always receive a response but NSLOOKUP fails.
What about the hosts file? Why does XP not have the # but Windows 7 has the #?
With the DNS and WINS servers, do I need the pound? Do I need file and print sharing enabled on the embedded pc?