I have a fairly typical home wireless network. My main desktop on IP
192.168.1.2 is connected by ethernet to my router. My laptop is wirelessly
connected and has IP 192.168.1.3.
My desktop is running Apache/MySql with a local web in htdocs/myweb. If I
access the local web from my laptop using the IP address as
it's very fast, but if I access using the computer
name as http://desktop/myweb
it is unbearably slow - every page load takes
What's the explanation for this, and can it be fixed? I am going to be
installing this system for a local charity and they won't want to (shouldn't
need to) be typing IP addresses.