I have a home network with a DIR-655 router, 1 XP PRO desktop, 1 Win7 laptop.
From the Win7 machine, I can ping the XP machine, and I can access shared folders if I use IP address, but I cannot use the name of the machine.
The reason why this is an issue is because I have just added a mediasmart server to the network, and in order for the Win7 laptop to sync with the server, the laptop needs to connect to the server by name.
Also, when I open explorer from the laptop and look at the list of network computers, the laptop only sees itself.
How can I get my Win7 machine to see other machines on the network, and allow it to find machines by name? I have tried making a lot of changes to the laptop and the desktop, but possibly the problem is in the router.
Your suggestions are appreciated; I will be more than happy to try out your suggestions.