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Topic # 67555 3-Sep-2010 14:14
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I purchased a new modem/router today, and while all seems to be mostly working as expected, I can no longer resolve machine names to their IP addresses. I have an iMac and a Macbook Pro, both running Snow Leopard (fully patched). I also have a Windows 7 laptop, but that can resolve the IP addresses successfully, which leads me to believe it may be an OSX config issue. The IP addresses are assigned using the routers DHCP server, and the router can successfully display the machine name. 

The new router is a Belkin Share, and it is replacing a D-LINK DSL-G604T. When using the latter router, I had no difficulties resolving IP addresses from machine names. I spent 1/2 an hour on the phone to Belkin support, and they also thought it sounded like an OSX config issue, but were not knowledgable enough with OSX to be able to assist me. 

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  Reply # 376287 3-Sep-2010 15:17
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Are you still using the Network Locations (on the macs) that were previously configured for old router?
Perhaps try creating a fresh Network Location, see if it makes any difference?

Is this issue just getting the internet traffic from router to computer?

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Joseph.



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  Reply # 376291 3-Sep-2010 15:23
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jofizz: Are you still using the Network Locations (on the macs) that were previously configured for old router?
Perhaps try creating a fresh Network Location, see if it makes any difference?


I didn't recreate the Network Locations, so you may be onto something there. Got 15 minutes left in a 60GB file transfer, so I'll give that a go once that has finished.


Is this issue just getting the internet traffic from router to computer?


Sorry, I'm a bit unclear as to what you are asking here. The issue I'm having is that I cannot use the computer name directly for TCP/IP communications, and instead can only use the IP address to have my Macs see other local computers. I can connect to my iMac by name from my Macbook Pro using Finder (using Bonjour?), but can't go the other way yet. 

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 376366 3-Sep-2010 19:33
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dclegg:
jofizz: Are you still using the Network Locations (on the macs) that were previously configured for old router?
Perhaps try creating a fresh Network Location, see if it makes any difference?


I didn't recreate the Network Locations, so you may be onto something there. Got 15 minutes left in a 60GB file transfer, so I'll give that a go once that has finished.


I removed the Ethernet network configurations on both Macs, and added them back again. This didn't resolve the issue.

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