Client not getting DNS from DHCP
Posted on 2007-10-11
I have a Linksys RV042 router that is setup as a DHCP server. One client running Win XP at that location is getting an IP via DHCP, but does not get any DNS information via DHCP. I had him do an ipconfig /all & send me the screen shot. Right after the "DHCP Server" line there should be the "DNS Servers" line, but his has the "Lease Obtained" line right after the DHCP line & there is no DNS line... I verified he can ping the outside world just fine, but obviously can't browse the net. He used the repair connection problems in IE to resolve, which basically just does an ipconfig /release & ipconfig /renew. This gives him a DNS IP & all is well. So, why would a client not obtain DNS info from a DHCP server on the first try?