I work for a small business of five computers. We have a wireless network for internet traffic, and a wired network for file sharing. The wireless network works great for using the internet, but we are having trouble with the wired network.
The issue is being able to communicate with all of the computers on the wired network. The ability to speak with all of the computers on the network is hit or miss. Generally, computer A can speak with computer B, C, and D, but D can only speak with A. All of the letters are interchangeable; the computers are inconsistent in their ability to speak with each other.
Our network is a 100Mbit, circular set up, (at least I think it would be called a circular, or ring setup.)
To be clear, all of our computers are linked by switches, with no defined “master” computer. So, computer A is connected to a switch that connects to computers B and C, and the first switch connects to a second switch that connects more computers. There are no more than two switches between computers. Computers on the network are mostly Windows XP based, but we also have one Vista box, and one Windows 7 box.
I don’t know if this will help, but might as well throw it out there.
Thanks in advance,
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You really need a SERVER that is performing DNS on the local LAN for you. Right now DNS queries are going out to the Internet. Is the device at 192.168.1.1 that is functioning as your DHCP server capable of being set up as a DNS server?
You could also add entries to the hosts file on each computer so they know how to get to any computer. Just google host file on how to do this.