I am attempting to figure out why Internet access is slow on our Server 2003 domain with a dozen XP Pro SP3 clients. Internet is slow for the clients but normal on the server. The average of several bandwidth tests at different sites along the east coast is 5Mbs down and 600Kbs up and the internet browsing from the server is normal. At the clients it is slow.
I ran "Pathping yahoo.com" from the server and from a client. In both cases all hops experienced 0 packet loss except hop #2, which experienced 100% packet loss. Hop #1 went to our gateway at 10.0.0.254, hop#2 goes to 10.254.128.1 which is a private address I am unfamiliar with. IPCONFIG /All shows the IP configuration to be correct with no mention of 10.254.128.1. Our Server (for DNS) is 10.0.0.1, gateway is 10.0.0.254, client IPs are 10.0.0.xxx.
Is this hop#2 normal or a problem? How do I find out where this 10.254.198.1 address came from? Any other suggestions?