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Need constant router restart

Last Modified: 2016-11-03

I have 2 machines connected to DLINK DIR-880L via wifi. Every so often they can't see each other. Here is an example when I can't resolve the hostnames. After router restart all works again until this happens again within a day. I am so tired of restarting the router. I should note that I had another DIR-880L router and it shows same issue. So, it can't be the router, right?

I have two machines on reserved ips. For whatever reason I can't ping via name as shown below. After router restart all works again. Any idea why? Machines also can't see each other under network tab in windows even though I still can access by IP address. After restart this is also resolved.


From desktop pc ---------------------------------------

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 2ms, Average = 1ms

C:\Users\xxx>tracert media-pc
Unable to resolve target system name media-pc.


Tracing route to MEDIA-PC []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     1 ms     2 ms     1 ms  MEDIA-PC []

Trace complete.

C:\Users\xxx>ping media-pc
Ping request could not find host media-pc. Please check the name and try again.
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