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Internet slow on workstations added to local domain

I have a SBS windows 2003. Each workstation that I have added to the local domain has a laggy internet connection. It seems alot slower than it should be. All of the workstations are Windows XP, with the DNS as the servers IP address. I get the same results with or without firewalls on. All the connections are about 700KBPS download.

Should there be some DNS things to check for on the server?
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cnl83
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SteveJCommented:
So . . . ping www.google.com, check the time before the first ping (or use Wireshark and get the exact DNS lookup time), and then turn add 4.2.2.1 to your workstation as a DNS, repeat the test and see if it's faster.

Good luck,
SteveJ
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cnl83Author Commented:
Ok, so the update, I simply clicked obtain IP address automatically and it was fine.

What could possibly be wrong on the SBS to cause intermittent connections to the internet, or slow connection to the internet? If I access the server, the server can get out to the internet without a problem. When I assign an IP to a WS, I use the servers IP address as the DNS, because SBS is funny about that for some reason (Whole different Thread).

Thanks
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SteveJCommented:
Wait . . . so let me understand . . . on the workstation you use DHCP for IP address and DNS? Or did you plug DNS? or Both?

Anyway, if it's working now, who cares? I would be misleading you to try and guess why SBS was slow without any kind of hard data.

Good luck,
Steve
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cnl83Author Commented:
I had Static IP at first, the DHCP...

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SteveJCommented:
Ah . . . there you go. Glad it's working.

SteveJ
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cnl83Author Commented:
But I have another XP workstation on the server that has STATIC IP, with the the server's IP as DNS, and it runs fine.....This is something I have to resolve.

Thanks for your help
Chad
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SteveJCommented:
Do you know how to use wireshark? You can download it and see the protocol exchange between the station and the server. Or if you are uncomfortable with that, you can get a trace and the post it and perhaps I can help you figure out what's going on.

Steve
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