Slow internet sharing while network runs great...
Posted on 2008-10-13
I have the following setup:
-Win2008 Standard is the domain controller/active directory..etc..the whole works.
-High Speed internet connection (shared) on port 1
-Local network runs on port 2
Server 2: Win2003 SBS (SBS part is not really setup) runs the business application..
Although there are no issues with network performance, no errors and LAN runs great (using Netgear ProSafe gigabits switch) the internet seems to drag..
Even when opening browser from the 2008 server it takes a while for page to load initially, also from clients and other server on the network Internet seems to be very slow to load.. once it loads it works fine and if i were to download something it pulls off with decent speed but that initial time from opening a page or changing from site to site it takes very long..
I tested it by plugging in directly to internet and it's not the internet problem but most likely has something to do with server 2008.
Prior to installing 2008 to run things i had 2003 sbs and that worked great.. so once again all indicators point to something wrong in the windows 2008 server.
I checked DNS stuff (used OpenDNS and without) and no change..
Because of this pesky problem we are not able to enjoy fully the newly improved gigabits setup.:(