06-02-2010 01:12 PM - edited 06-02-2010 01:16 PM
Hello all. New here..
I purchased a E3000 Router to replace a dead Dlink about a week ago. I have a pretty simple network. I hope i can explain my problem well enough.
I have 4 wired computers on my network. All in the same workgroup. I have 2 computers connected directly to the E3000, and 2 computers connected to a ProCurve managed switch on the other side of the house. I can ping the computers on the switch side of the network but i cannot see those computers in the network section of windows 7. I can also navigate to them via \\ computername.
I used to be able to see the computers on the switch side with my old Dlink hooked up. Not sure why the E3000 refuses to show me my network computers.
Thank you for any help.
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06-03-2010 10:14 AM
Try to enable NETBIOS on Windows7 computer..
1) Go to “Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections”.
2) Right-Click on the connection and choose Properties.
3) Click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Version 4” in the list.
4) Click Properties, and then click Advanced.
5) On the Advanced TCP/IP settings windows, go to “WINS” tab.
6) Under NetBIOS setting, click “Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP”, and then click OK.
10-08-2010 09:28 AM
I am having the same problem on my home network. Previous D-link router worked fine no issues. The E3000 does not allow my computers to see other on the network. If I go to network and type in the computer's name, I can then access the other computer. Hey, Cisco is there some setting in the E3000 that is conflicting with Windows 7. I have done everything above and still doesn't work.
10-09-2010 12:09 AM
01-14-2011 09:56 AM
I can confirm that this does work.
The workgroup needs to be changed to something unique on the E3000.
The E3000 seems to want to become the master browser of the workgroup, and does not perform this function properly.
By giving it a unique workgroup name it no longer takes over master brouser status of your workgroup.
To confirm what computer or router is master browser, just go to a dos prompt and type 'nbtstat -a (ip address, or netbios name)'
I lived this pain last night. I'm surprised cisco has not fixed this. Its a huge issue to troubleshoot, and leads a person to believe their router is faulty).
01-14-2011 11:24 AM
I have the same problem. I tried enabling NetBIOS over TCP/IP and that didn't cure it. I'm not familiar with workgroups, and anyway, I can't see the see any configuration settings for workgroups when I look at the advanced settings of the E3000 using my web browser.
My network consists of a new Seagate GoFlex NAS device, and a 15 year old Windows NT4 computer. I can access both if I work out their IP addrseses, but I can't access them by their name. Can anyone give me a few clues as to how to configure things so that I can access them by name?
Thanks vm, Paul
03-12-2012 03:14 PM
My problem may be slightly different, but a lot of it sounds the same. I found after changing to an E3000 router, I could no longer see any of the computers on my home network. Two wired to the router. Two wireless. But then I found I could ping both by name and IP address any computer from any other computer. After playing around for around two hours, I connected to the router, clicked on Storage, then Administration, and then changed the Workgroup name to something other than the actual workgroup name being used by my home network. As I write this I have not a clue why it worked although it must be tied up with DNS somehow. Can't decide whether this is interesting enough to work more on or wether I should just file it away for future use ...