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Two possible reasons. You either set a very short timeout and the response to the query couldn't reach your computer in time, or you are not using the Advanced Mode. In Advanced Mode, the program lists 100% of the computers nbtstat can potentially list. P...
There is a firewall or some other packet-filtering device between his computer and your computer. Certain packets may be rejected because of the firewall settings. Also, some Internet Service Providers filter packets without informing their customers. If ...
This most probably means that your computer either doesn't offer resource sharing or it has Winsock version 1 originally shipped with Windows 95. In the latter case, consider using nbtstat -A xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx instead, or upgrading to Winsock version 2. Thi...
What alerts your firewall is the attempt to resolve IP addresses to hostnames, which is necessary for showing the hostnames in the NetStat tool. Since Essential NetTools has to contact your DNS servers to make a DNS query, it inevitably triggers the alarm...
Well, be patient :-) Usually it takes several seconds to establish a connection.
There could be a number of reasons. Firstly, the computer you were trying to access could be behind a firewall or blocked NetBIOS access altogether. Secondly, your ISP could be blocking NetBIOS traffic. Thirdly, make sure that "Client for MS Networks" is...
Make sure that the computer name is present in the lmhosts file and that it's a unique name in the file. There should not be 2 or more computers with the same name in the lmhosts file. You can check whether your computer is capable of "understanding" the ...
You are probably using Dial-Up Networking and you forgot to check "Log on to network" box in the connection properties.