Enabling NetBios Over TCP in Windows

What is NetBIOS?
NetBIOS defines a software interface and a naming convention.

What is NetBIOS over TCP/IP?
NetBIOS over TCP/IP provides the NetBIOS programming interface over the TCP/IP protocol, extending the reach of NetBIOS client and server programs to the IP internetworks and providing interoperability with various other operating systems.

Windows NetBios Settings
  • Default:
        If checked, the NetBIOS setting will be inherited from the DHCP Server
        (which is normally the customer router). If a static IP address is used
        or the DHCP Server (router) does not provide NetBIOS settings, enable NetBios
        over TCP/IP on the Windows computer.
  • Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP

  • Disable NetBios over TCP/IP

Modify NetBios Settings

  1. Click Start, and then Click Network or type ncpa.cpl into the search box, and press ENTER

  2. Click Network and Sharing Center
  3. Click Manage Network Connections
  4. Right click on the Local Area Connection or the connection you are using

  5. Select Properties

  6. Select the Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  7. Click Properties

  8. Click the Advanced button under the General tab.

  9. Click the WINS tab.

  10. Click the Enable NetBIOS Over TCP/IP button
  11. Click Ok

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