Can't access PCs by IP address.
Posted on 2016-08-20
Two Windows 10 Home PCs in a workgroup with folders and files shared.
After upgrade of router from Belkin G to TP-Link AC, could not see shares on machine A from Machine B, but could see shares on B from A. This problem was solved by the following steps suggested by EE contributor.
netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.txt
net stop dnscache
net start dnscache
(I typed the four lines above from memory so they might have syntax errors that the actual commands did not. But they are close enough I'm sure to indicate what was done.)
But now I can't access either machine from the other by IP address in a browser window. I can ping their addresses though. While not an operational problem, I wonder if it might be a symptom of some larger network problem. And it just seems really strange to me that accessing a machine by its IP address would not work, especially when accessing by name does. I would have thought that access by IP address would always work.
BTW I have already tried accessing with IPAddress\sharename No better.
Also,I can access the TP-Link router with its IP address.