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Ping via Hostname SLOW, via IP FAST -any ideas

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    Ping via Hostname SLOW, via IP FAST -any ideas

    Hi there.

    Host machine on same network LAN address on WLAN - perfectly good connection / internet etc


    Windows machine to be pinged -- BLACKDOG on but on a LAN (Ethernet)

    Both PHYSICAL machines (i.e not running inside VM's)

    FROM BLACKDOG no problem pinging BROWNBEAR either by Host name or IP address

    BLACKDOG in the Ethernet connector seems to have a Connection specific DNS suffix WAG320N (Where that came from I haven't a clue !!) - It seems to be the HOSTNAME in the router.

    BROWNBEAR pinging BLACKDOG via IP address --works fine and shares accessible via mount via IP address.

    Now when BROWNBEAR Pings BLACKDOG via Host name (BLACKDOG) it returns slowly PING BLACKDOG.WAG320N( -- haven't a clue where it got that IP from !!!.

    Looks like I've got a DNS hose up somewhere

    Anybody got any suggestions as to "Unhose" it. I don't want to refer to BLACKDOG by IP address each time since after reboots this will change (should be managed by DHCP). I haven't a clue on WHICH machine the problem is on -- BROWNBEAR is WIFI connected while BLACKDOG is on Ethernet.

    Windows networking Grrrrh !!!!!!

    IPCONFIG for BLACKDOG (Ethernet connected) shown

    Router Ethernet settings shown (should I have a Domain !!) Always worked without one before

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails blackdog.png   router.png  
    Last edited by jimbo45; 17 Dec 2013 at 06:42.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    The problem is that Brownbear is having trouble getting name resolution for Blackdog.

    From blackdog, open a web browser to What Is My IP Address? Lookup IP, Hide IP, Change IP, Trace IP and more... and let me know if that is the IP (

    Are both machines part of the same workgroup, or the same homegroup? What OS is on each.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Ping via Hostname SLOW, via IP FAST -any ideas
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