Hi I am having trouble connecting to Pi3B (Buster) using wifi. It works fine when using IP address but gives "No such host is known" when entering its hostname for access?

I tried entering the following:




Any ideas where I am going wrong

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    "Any ideas where I am going wrong" - start with asking a question with no information.
    – Milliways
    Mar 5, 2020 at 7:18
  • What is "Name:1" supposed to mean? Mar 6, 2020 at 9:06

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Turns out you just need to install Samba to make the host name visible

sudo apt-get -y install samba

and accept the default

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    To install a complete network directory sharing system only to solve a name resolution problem is really overkill!
    – Ingo
    Mar 6, 2020 at 9:57

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