Network Gurus, I need your help!

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by airbrat, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. airbrat

    airbrat Swollen Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2001
    Messages:
    4,883
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vegas
    I use to be able to connect to my server/home directory located on a different domain but suddenly I can't connect. When I use network neighborhood I can start browsing for the server but when I try to connect it will eventually time out.

    Other users can connect to the same computer I'm trying to get to. I checked and double checked the network settings and everything is identical. I even tried using a lmhost file but that didn't work. I can ping the computer I want to get to and I even did a ipconfig /flushdns and registerdns but that didn't work.

    The only way I can connect to the computer is by mapping via network IP. For example if I want to get to my home directory I would use xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/home and it would connect.

    Please help. We have 6 employees and 2 can't connect.

    All PC's are using WinXP using DHCP on Windows Active Directory.
     
  2. illmatix

    illmatix Diamond Studded Member OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2002
    Messages:
    6,006
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston, Tx
    Try pinging the computer by name, what happens? It sounds like a DNS problem. Are you guys DHCP?
     
  3. scorpio

    scorpio Permanent Resident

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    India
    Also check your host file and see if the connection is blocked..
     
  4. yogip

    yogip Guest

    yup, sounds like dns. do a ipconfig /all and see if your pc picked up the correct dns servers from dhcp. if it did, try running nslookup once at the nslookup prompt, type in the hostname of that remote computer. if it comes up with the correct IP, you should be fine. if it doesn't...let us know.
     

Share This Page