forget the windows side of things, thats going in the bin when i'm comfortable enough
(and works fine anyway with the ping hostname anyway)
I had allready thought about the manually editing the host file, but my dhcp server only has a 3 day lease period, and no way of changing it, it also seems to just give 192.168.1.100 to the first machine requesting it, regardless of lease! then 101 to the second. Tad annoying!
Static ip was the other option, but then i may as well not use dhcp at all :/