Network identification

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SonicYouthXY, Dec 25, 2001.

  1. SonicYouthXY

    SonicYouthXY Guest

    Briefly, I have DSL with a Dynamic IP via an ATM/DSL Router.

    I also use DNS2GO client to have a nameserver for whatever my IP address is.

    I was wondering if anyone knew if i can enter that information into WINDOWS Network identifcation... ie. join that domain.

    So that as soon as my PC is booted up and running, it has a name on the internet, i.e., my-friggen-pc.com instead of just an IP.

    Or I guess I should ask what the "Network Name" tab is (under "System Properties")

    sONIC.
     
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    That is the NetBIOS name of the computer. It is the name displayed in My Network Places whenb browsing a workgroup

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  3. SonicYouthXY

    SonicYouthXY Guest

    aaahhh... ok...

    and since i disabled NetBIOS and don't have a local network, it's pretty much useless....

    so how do i identify my PC on the net?

    i guess i have to shell out $$ for a static IP and ask my ISP if they can set up a nameserver for me... fat chance of that hapening...

    guess i'll stick with DNS2Go for now...

    thanks.

    sONIC.