I have searched throughout this forum and through the internet but have not been able to find anything that matches my setup.
I have a Netgear router that provides DHCP to my network. I recently set up an Ubuntu 12.04 server with a hostname and an IP address. I have a laptop that runs Ubuntu Desktop and a PC that runs Windows 7. The server has Samba on it as well.
Now the situation. I can SSH into the server using its IP address but not HOSTNAME and can ping the outside world from the server using hostname i.e. ping www.google.com works just fine. I can ping other computers on my network via IP as well without any problem. I can ping the server via HOSTNAME from my WINDOWS PC but I cannot ping my server via hostname from my LINUX laptop.
From my windows PC I can access the server that is found on my network using the IP address but when I try to access \\servername it does not resolve (Windows cannot access \\servername)
Any help would be appreciated.