Force to recognize Computer Name Tags: IP Computers Mapping Networking Last response: July 15, 2010 5:51 AM in Networking Share Esikhoob July 14, 2010 6:31:30 AM Hello everyone There is situations in a Windows network environment , that calling a computer Name , does not take us to that computer ,while the IP does. Is there a way to learn a windows system to recognize some Computer Names on the network? (maybe by Mapping Names to some IPs by user) thankyou verymuch More about : force recognize computer gtvr July 14, 2010 2:23:51 PM Is it a windows domain or just peer-peer (desktops only). Do you have a DNS server (possibly on a domain controller)? riser July 14, 2010 5:54:31 PM C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\ETC\HOSTS Edit the Hosts file and follow the example to add the computer name and IP address. You will need to do this on each computer for the respective computer you want to access. A domain would generally allow WINS or DNS to function if configured, which I'm guessing you don't have. So editting the HOSTS file is your method. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Esikhoob July 15, 2010 5:51:28 AM thankyou , I will test it, you guess right , We have no domain. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources My external Iomega 2.0 drive no longer is recognized by my computer and is now wanting to be called by another brand name and Forum SolvedMy computer came with a nvidiaGe Force6150se but my system shows a nForce 430 Forum Can I force Win7 to recognize my DVD-RW's? Forum Can I force Win7 to recognize my DVD-RW? Forum SolvedHow to make my computer recognize my graphics card? Forum SolvedAdding an SSD to a brand name computer Forum SolvedHow to get my computer to recognize my HDD Forum What is the name of the force that makes building below 10nm very hard Forum Solvedmy computer does not recognize by my external wd drive, how do I get my files off of this drive Forum SolvedMy computer won't recognize any wireless connection (soetimes) Forum SolvedMy computer will not recognize RAM Forum SolvedComputer wont recognize internal HD Forum SolvedLooking for old computer game but can't remember the name Forum SolvedWindows 7 Computer Won't Recognize Long-standing External Harddrive Forum SolvedWhy doesn't this motherboard recognize this SATA drive, but other computers will? Forum SolvedComputer does not recognize graphics card after hard shutdown. Forum SolvedMy computer wont recognize all 8gb of ram that i have installed. Please help! Forum Computer randomly goes to black screen and nothing works, no force restart Forum SolvedDestination Filename too long (Folder I don't recognize named Proxies?) Forum SolvedWhen i shutdown or log off computer it says to force close Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !