I have the weirdest problem, and I cannot seem to figure it out so if anybody have any suggestions. Here goes:
Using WinXP Pro
The user logs on to a domain using DHCP, with preset DNS and gateway.
The machine picks up the ip correctly, the ipconfig /all or / renew works no problem.
The machine can ping ip addresses, it can nslookup web addresses, but it cannot ping web addresses...resulting in no internet connection or email (since it seems to not translate web addresses correctly).
I have setup portfast on the connection to bypass any lagtime on the switch. The weird part is actually that this does not happen all the time, only every now and then, but always when the users first boots up the computer. It can take hours for the connection to come.
As long as it can translates web addresses shouldn't using nslookup, shouldn't it be able to go to web addresses and email?
Best regards and thank you for any suggestions