In my home network, I would like to be able to set up hostnames on my network, rather than accessing computers by IP:
webserver.mynetwork = a Linux VM running on my computer mylaptop.mynetwork = My laptop (Linux) mylaptopwin.mynetwork = My laptop while booted into Windows (Vista) nas.mynetwork = My NAS drive laptop2.mynetwork = A second laptop on my network (Windows XP used for gaming etc.) brotherlaptop.mynetwork = My brother's laptop. (Vista)
How would I go about doing this? All of these have a static IP address.
I know I would be able to do this by editing the hosts file on all these computers, but is their a neater solution? I've looked through my router's control panel, and it doesn't seem to have anything relevant. (Netgear WPN111). I can't rely on any of these to be on at any given time.