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By jsoto ·
I am setting up DNS, Wins, DHCP servers.
DHCP, WINS even the DNS server seems to be working properly. We are not connected to the Internet directly, I have a MS Proxy server for that purpose. But are connecting some of our computers to another company's hp3000, their IP address is different, we have a router setup. It seems that our computers take a little longer to connect to everything, EMail, specially to the HP3000 since its in a different subnet. I created Host file and its make it a little better, but I wonder if the DNS is working at all.
Q: do I have to create and entry for the router?, How do I tell the DNS about the other subnet?.

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by TonyM In reply to DNS server configuration

Ping a web address(www.cisco.com) to see if your DNS is working. If you get a reply back with an ip address your DNS is fine. We had similar problems with slow connectivity and realized that we had to upgrade our switches, hopefully it is in your hardware/software configuration and not the hardware itself. Sorry I couldn't be of much help.....

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by defaultuser In reply to DNS server configuration

The router just needs to be the default gateway of all of your machines, so you don't need a DNS entry for it.
The router will build its own table of which subnetworks it knows about in its own way, either through the RIP or OSPF protocols.
It would benefit you to have an entry for the HP3000 on your DNS server, so the machines don't have to broadcast to find it if they don't find it right away. However, an entry in your lmhosts file would give about the same benefit.
It actually sounds like your setup is probably right, but your network bandwidth may be the issue. Try to find out your bandwidth utilization and see if it's an issue. Good luck.

Mark O.
CNE/MCSE/CCNA/ASE

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