Pinging pc by name won't resolve right away. IP address does when laptop is not on domain.
Posted on 2015-01-15
Users from our domain take their laptops off premise and connect with a router (wifi) in a conference room in order to share their files and software. Today it seems there is some lag and even drops in their connections. There is no WAN connection where they are. the router gives out DHCP addresses. The issue i am noticing is that if i try to ping a PC on this conference room lan by its name it will stall for 20 seconds or so, then reply (from the IPv4 address). if i ping by ip address it replies right away. I am not sure if this was always the case but nothing that i know of has changed on our setup. (happens with different routers and PC's)
i assume it has to do with DNS and the fact that the Domain usually has the DNS info for them. Was looking at MasterBrowser but don't think it will do anything since the computers are technically joined to the domain and they log in with their domain account while they are out in the field.
Please help me understand if this is normal behavior or how to get around it.