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mrdeadman

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Hey all I have 6 workstations and one server and we’re having trouble keeping the workstations connected to the shared drives on our server. I think that it might be a DNS error but don’t know how to isolate it. Our network is configured as follows:

6 clients connecting to our router and 1 server also connected to our router and our router then is connected to our modem. The DNS on our server is set to be static with a preferred DNS of 127.x.x.x and nothing for the secondary. Our client machines are using the DNS provided to us by our ISP which is 68.x.x.x and a secondary of 68.x.x.x.

Now my question is should our server be using the ISP DNS settings or should the client machines be using the server DNS setting or should they all be using the same thing and if so how will that impact our connecting to our domain and or the internet?

Also you might be able to shed some light on the fact that our windows 2000 clients seem to be able to connect to our server much faster and more efficient than our WinXP boxes and don't lose connectivity. Do you know why that is?

Thanks in advance.
 
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The router uses the ISP settings, and you server / clients should use the server dns, you might have to disable the dns server in the router and make sure that your dns settings on the clients are set to the server.

Let me know..

-DareDeval756
 

mrdeadman

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So in other words, the server and clients should be using the server DNS and the router can stay as it is?

Does the server need to point to itself and then the clients point to the server? Do I need to use the secondary DNS at all?
 
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