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., instead of just an IP.

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

  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    That is the NetBIOS name of the computer. It is the name displayed in My Network Places whenb browsing a workgroup

  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...