Connecting Computers within the LAN without DNS

Without DNS can a computer connect to the other computer within the LAN? If we cannot connect, What is the reason?

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  • Dec 22nd, 2015

We connect the computers with DNS because suppose LAN is used for physically connecting each system, we need IP Addresses for each system and at that time DNS is used to connect IP Addresses

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  • Dec 22nd, 2015

Without DNS we can connect to Computers by using static IP address,

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  • Apr 14th, 2016

Yes, without DNS we can connect to Computers by using static IP address.

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  • May 25th, 2016

LAN is useful for local internal connection, DNS is useful for connecting to internet.

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  • Jun 26th, 2016

Yes, we can connect by using NetBEUI protocol (NetBIOS Extended User Interface), it will work perfectly within single LAN ...

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  • Jun 28th, 2016

Yes we connect using the ip addresses but only offline

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Sairam Maddipati

  • Jan 29th, 2017

If they are workgroup computers, it is possible to connect. If they are domain based, then DNS is mandatory
to be there in the network.

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syed mir jaffar ali

  • Feb 6th, 2017

Yes we can connect a computer to another computer without DNS in LAN. DNS comes into picture, when you are adding or connecting a computer to a domain.

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Gajanan Zaware

  • May 23rd, 2017

Within the LAN Computers can communicate with help of Switch. if you dont assign DNS for it it will communicate through IP address & Subnet mask.

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Mohammad Tarique

  • Sep 19th, 2018

Its working if two system connect directly with a single cable

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