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  1.    17 Aug 2017 #11
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    Does the last post make me seem like a TOTAL newbie? I am! Maybe static IPs are networking 101. I do not know. That's why I am asking.

    Thanks to all.
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  2.    17 Aug 2017 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperCliff View Post
    I have not set up static IPs for my machines. Is there a benefit to this?
    I have 3 Linux VMs and they never find Windows machines if I don't. It seems easier to say Windows-A is 192.168.1.100 and add that to the host table of everything else. Then networking just works.

    I don't have a very good router - it just came with my Internet/TV package - so most likely there is a better way but I don't know it.

    Hopefully someone else can chime in if there is
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  3.    17 Aug 2017 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    I have 3 Linux VMs and they never find Windows machines if I don't. It seems easier to say Windows-A is 192.168.1.100 and add that to the host table of everything else. Then networking just works.

    I don't have a very good router - it just came with my Internet/TV package - so most likely there is a better way but I don't know it.

    Hopefully someone else can chime in if there is
    Well, I have nothing to do for a few hours. How hard can it be?

    Onward thru the fog!
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  4.    17 Aug 2017 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperCliff View Post
    Onward thru the fog!
    That's my strategy. To everything really.

    Worth a try anyway...
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  5.    17 Aug 2017 #15
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    Well, so far so good.

    All machines see all machines.
    I really hope it wasn't that easy!

    Maybe that is the first rule of networking 101. Set Static IPs! Time will tell.....
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  6.    17 Aug 2017 #16
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    lx07

    Yes, "Onward thru the fog" has been my credo since the seventies.....hasn't steered me TOO far wrong, yet!
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  7.    17 Aug 2017 #17
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    Well, back to the drawing board......
    Came back to find my computer cannot see the others even after a restart.....
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