I have several PCs connected to Bbox3. When I try to ping a PC by name, I get errors such as: ‘Name or service not known’, ‘Temporary failure in name resolution’, ‘No address associated with hostname’.
Sometimes I can ping a PC by name, and half an hour later it doesn’t work anymore, while at the same time some other PC in the network that used to be reachable by IP only becomes available by name.
I can always ping any PC by IP.
When I log onto the modem, I see the names of all these PCs (although in all caps instead of the way the PC announces its hostname).
In addition, I see PCs that are connected via Wifi mentioned under ‘Ethernet’, and another PC (RPi) which doesn’t even have Wifi is mentioned under the topic ‘Wifi’. So I have the impression that the DHCP server is confused of what is connected where and that trickles down to the name resolution server.
Does anyone experience the same ?