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Hello,
I am trying to piggy back of my wife's company broadband connection that is in my basement.  I hooked my linksys WRT54G of her office linksys and everything works well and I can see shared folder and computers on her domain.  When I use the internet it slowly tries to resolve the hostname and eventually get the correct resolution and ends up at the site.  The internet on the company workstation is fast.  I assume this is because they are registered with the small business server and use the correct DNS resolution. I have one commercial broadband connection and one residential at this point and would like to use just one.  I have an IMAC and a win2k machine that I am trying to use outside the Small Business Server environment.  If I use my residential service for the IMAC and win2k machine they fly on the internet.  Any advice appreciated.
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It sounds like a DNS issue, I am assuming your wifes servcer is assigning IP addresses using DHCP, if this is the case it will set the DNS server as itself.

What your better off doing is manually setting the IP information (making sure it doesnt conflict with a device on your wifes network) and setting the DNS server as your ISP's dns servers, or your router.
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That sounds like a plan. On my linksys WRT54G that I have added to her network should I have a DNS entry in the router?  If so I assume I will want to use the comcast DNS servers?  Thanks I will give this a try!
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Is your router providing DHCP? You should put the DNS servers from comcast in to your router, that way your computers will get a dhcp address from the router which should contain the DNS servers of comcast.

Also if your still having issues go to start, then run then type cmd press ok, then "ipconfig /all" and paste the results in here.
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by:bgarvMA
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I ended up keeping only the residential service and adding my WRT54G as a router on that network.  I got rid of the small business server since it was no longer needed.  Now all my computers are surfing the internet much better and I have the ability to share network resources with the office computers downstairs.
Thanks for all your input.
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