I have three computer all connected to a Router(192.168.1.1), here is their information.
Computer(WorkGroup) | Operating System | IP Address | Network Mask | Gateway | IP Info WinXP(MSHOME) | Windows XP SP3 x86 | 192.168.1.189 | 255.255.255.0 | 192.168.1.1 | Local Set Win7-Ult(WORKGROUP) | Windows7 Ult x86 | 192.168.1.100 | 255.255.255.0 | 192.168.1.1 | Auto Set Win7_HB(WORKGROUP) | Windows7 Home Basic x64 | 192.168.1.188 | 255.255.255.0 | 192.168.1.1 | Auto Set by a MAC-IP bound on router.
These 3 boxes is all set network browsing and file sharing on. Using IP to get each other, no problem. But when using computer names:
- Win7-Ult can resolve both WinXP and Win7-HB
- WinXP can resolve Win7-Ult but not Win7-HB
- Win7-HB can resolve Win7-Ult but not WinXP
I wonder why this occurred and how do I solve it (without change router settings).