Network Resource Unreachable
When trying to access a network resource (Personal Area, network printer, etc.), you get a "Host unknown or not reachable" (or similar) error.
Platform / Software Affected
- Mac OS X
This is generally a network problem computer side and mostly happens because either:
- you have not configured your network settings (DNS and Domain suffixes) as per Network Connection Configuration instructions
- you have a restrictive (mostly third-party) Firewall preventing access to local networks (e.g. ZoneAlarm, etc.)
- you have not run the Network Setup Wizard (e.g. on Windows XP)
- you have a malware preventing you to access local networks (Windows only)
Please Note: being able to surf the web is NOT evidence of properly configured network settings!
Page last updated on 17 August 2017