I have a weird ongoing problem at home.
Router : Belkin N+ (http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=459640#
File Server running XP Pro, wired
Gateway laptop (7 Premium), wireless
Acer Revo 3610 (7 Starter), wired
Gateway all-in-one (7 Premium), wireless
Everything is connected through DHCP.
The issue is that if I try to browse my network, sometimes (often), I will not see the name of some of my machines (especially FILESERVER).
If I try to connect to FILESERVER, it will say it can't be found.
However, if I try to connect through its IP address, it works just fine.
Then a bit later, I will see the names just fine, then again later, I won't see some of them.
This is not related to the router as I had a D-Link before that had the exact same issue.
Any idea why this would happen on such a random basis?
I just find it annoying that I have to map my shares (for backups or for my music library for example) using the IP address instead of the machine name.
Thanks in advance!