NetBIOS name resolution nodes define the order
methods it uses for name resolution.
regardless of which node the computer is using, the computer
will always check the local
NetBIOS name cache first, and the LMHOSTS file last.
Hybrid node. The computer will first query
Server for the mapping, then if not successful, will use (up
to) 3 b-node broadcasts. By
inserting the IP address of the WINS Server in the
computer's network properties, it
defaults to H-node.
Mixed node. The computer will first use
(up to) 3 b-node
broadcasts, then if not successful, will query the WINS
Point-to-point (aka Peer-to-peer). The
computer will only
query the WINS Server.
Broadcast. The computer will send out a
broadcast to all
computers on its local network to have the computer with the
requested name send back a
confirmation with its IP address. B-node is the default node
method for non-WINS clients.
To alter which node your computer
will need to make the proper changes in the DHCP Server. You
will be prompted to give a
value for the node you wish to use.