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Anonymous
May 28, 2005 11:50:19 PM

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Display Names vs local IP address?


is there a way to set up the router server so that it will pass on the names
of the other PCs on my home LAN? Im using XP and have a Linksys BEFSX41
router.

I am using a realvnc to monitor and control desktops on 3 other PCs and i
have to find and enter the IP address each time. If there was a name,
apparently it will display a choice. the VNC help suggested something about
DNC but I didnt see that feature in the router setup.

I also use Wallwatcher, and its supposed to show names of local machines vs
IP but I cant get it to do that either.
So im wondering if there is some routher setup thing I can do.

I have the latest firmware installed that is listed on the Linksys site.

thanks for any tips!
Anonymous
May 29, 2005 6:55:10 AM

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windows Services, might look at Computer Browser & its dependencies.

"trs80" <trs80@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Display Names vs local IP address?
>
>
> is there a way to set up the router server so that it will pass on the
> names of the other PCs on my home LAN? Im using XP and have a Linksys
> BEFSX41 router.
>
> I am using a realvnc to monitor and control desktops on 3 other PCs and i
> have to find and enter the IP address each time. If there was a name,
> apparently it will display a choice. the VNC help suggested something
> about DNC but I didnt see that feature in the router setup.
>
> I also use Wallwatcher, and its supposed to show names of local machines
> vs IP but I cant get it to do that either.
> So im wondering if there is some routher setup thing I can do.
>
> I have the latest firmware installed that is listed on the Linksys site.
>
> thanks for any tips!
>
!