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Windows 7: dns: other computers in LAN unresolvable

19 Sep 2010   #1
FrankVanDamme

Vista home premium 32-bit
 
 
dns: other computers in LAN unresolvable

Hi!

I we have a mixed home network with Windows and Linux computers. The Windowses (my sis' Vista and also a windows 7 installation) have a problem pinging other computers on the lan. By IP all works fine, but the DNS resolution doesn't work.

- "nslookup kiwi" works (kiwi is a Linux box)
- "ping kiwi" does not work
- linux pc's can ping anything they want

I run my own dhcp/dns server, of which I can see the logs. When running ping on a Windows box, I notice it doesn't actually interrogate my DNS server!

This is the output of ipconfig on a Windows 7 box:

Code:
Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : limoen
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-1D-7E-DE-7B
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ed23:cc13:f7e8:cbed%11(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.140(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : zondag 19 september 2010 12:23:28
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : maandag 20 september 2010 12:23:28
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890269
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-85-CD-91-00-24-1D-7E-DE-7B

   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{B022B483-5E7A-4AD9-8DFF-AFFDBF864D4D}:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fd:8d4:f7a:aef4:970(Preferr
ed)
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8d4:f7a:aef4:970%13(Preferred)
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Now if someone could tell me why Windows doesn't just do a DNS query and how I make it do that...


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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19 Sep 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FrankVanDamme View Post
Hi!

I we have a mixed home network with Windows and Linux computers. The Windowses (my sis' Vista and also a windows 7 installation) have a problem pinging other computers on the lan. By IP all works fine, but the DNS resolution doesn't work.

- "nslookup kiwi" works (kiwi is a Linux box)
- "ping kiwi" does not work
- linux pc's can ping anything they want

I run my own dhcp/dns server, of which I can see the logs. When running ping on a Windows box, I notice it doesn't actually interrogate my DNS server!

This is the output of ipconfig on a Windows 7 box:

Code:
Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : limoen
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-1D-7E-DE-7B
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ed23:cc13:f7e8:cbed%11(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.140(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : zondag 19 september 2010 12:23:28
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : maandag 20 september 2010 12:23:28
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890269
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-85-CD-91-00-24-1D-7E-DE-7B

   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{B022B483-5E7A-4AD9-8DFF-AFFDBF864D4D}:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fd:8d4:f7a:aef4:970(Preferr
ed)
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8d4:f7a:aef4:970%13(Preferred)
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Now if someone could tell me why Windows doesn't just do a DNS query and how I make it do that...

Frank

Are you using homegroup, or workgroup on the win 7 box?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Sep 2010   #3
FrankVanDamme

Vista home premium 32-bit
 
 

Hi,

the 7 box is ultimate x64. The Vista is a 32-bit Home Premium. They exhibit the same behaviour. Also, they can ping each other and a Linux box that has Samba installed - their adresses are resolved by netbios or wins probably. Never changed much to the default settings.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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