troubleshooting Question

Public IP in internet explorer takes me to router instead of web server

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Up till a week ago I was able to access http://mail.comreal.com from inside our office, now instead of taking me to the site it takes me to my router's admin page.
This is the situation: mail.comreal.com is the dns for our public ip which is 65.37.128.250
The router I'm using, linksys, has port 80 set to forward to my internal server.
If you go to mail.comreal.com form anywhere OUTSIDE our office, it works exactly how it's supposed to and it's going to the right place...
however, when I go to mail.comreal.com inside the office, it doesn't forward me to the server, it takes me to the router.

My workaround was to go to the hosts file and set mail.comreal.com to the ip of my server so it wouldn't take me to the router. However, little later i realized that a few applications like FTP were not working right.

I need to restore the dns or whatever is causing this name "mail.comreal.com" to go to my router instead of where it's supposed to go.

A day before this happened I had called earthlink (our sdsl provider) because we couldn't access a website (www.miamire.com) from the office and I thought it was some kind of dns issue. The guy on the phone said he could ping the site ok but he said he rebooted our modem and also changed the primary and secondary dns to smething else.
Could it be that somehow he messed something up so that internally port 80 is set to the router instead of forwarding to the server? Pinging mail.comreal.com gives the right public ip, but when going on the web it goes to the router.... if i type the public IP in internet explorer it also goes to the router.

Thanks, hope I was able to explain clearly... it's confusing
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