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Solved: Cisco Router vs. Internal DNS Server

Discussion in 'Networking' started by austinm6, Apr 15, 2014.

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  1. austinm6

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    After our old plastic router died, I replaced it with a Cisco 2821. Now I have only one problem with this. We have an internal DNS server, and when the Cisco 2821 is acting as our gateway with the internal DNS server, the DNS resolutions are either EXTREMELY slow, or do not work at all. However when the Cisco router is configured to use a public DNS server in this case I used Google's 8.8.8.8 . Everything works fine and DNS resolutions are fast, but none of the internal server host names can be resolved. The old plastic Cisco RVS4000 used to work fine with the Internal DNS. I can post the router's running-configs for both setups if necessary. Is there anything I'm missing, like opening a port for the internal DNS server? Pinging Internet IP addresses works fine, and even a speed test shows our full internet speed. I can supply any more needed information.

    Thanks!

    -Austin


    EDIT- The Internal DNS Server is a Windows Server 2008 R2 Machine
     
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    austinm6 Thread Starter

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    I feel like an idiot for this but oh well... :) The Internal DNS server never really resolved Internet domains. The old Cisco plastic router did, forwarding from a public DNS server. Setting up the Cisco router as a DNS server and setting up the router with public DNS, I am able to now quickly browse the web and everything else.[/B][/B] Sometimes I can solve my own problems! Marking as solved for others that have this problem can fix it. I feel stupid for this!
     
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