bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Tue Dec 14 13:40:38 UTC 2010
> From owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org Tue Dec 14 05:45:55 2010
> Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 01:54:26 -0800 (PST)
> From: "Justin V." <vic at yeaguy.com>
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: pls help..
> I am having a very difficult time understanding what is going on with this
> FreeBSD machine..
> I was having inet trouble so i put in a new router on my network (home
> I have a FreeBSD machine on my network:
> FreeBSD yeaguy.com 8.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE #3: Thu Nov 4 20:43:41
> PDT 2010 vic at yeaguy.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/HBCA i386
> I have windows machines on my network..
> One of my windows machines is my laptop and I connect directly to the
> router via WIFI without any trouble at all... I can browse any website
> without complaint.
> My FreeBSD system connects to my WIFI router just fine as well.. I am
> seeing troubles browsing the inet with my FreeBSD machine (Xorg and
> opera) Pulling up Google.com can take up to 30s..
Without reading any further, this simply =reeks= of being a DNS problem.
(99.999998792+% of all "30+ seconds to something over the net" problems
are timeout issue. :)
a) the new router is not using the same 'local network' adddress as the
old one was, This is not a total show stopper, because everyting
'local' is using DHCP to get both the local machine address _and_
the router address.
b) you have a DNS server address hard-coded in the /etc/resolv.conf file.
(the old router and new router are providing DNS proxy services on
*different* addresses, and wyat you have hard-coded is the -old-
c) your FBSD machine is trying to query the hard-coded DNS server
address _first_, and when it gets no response, it *eventually*
(ie. after 30 seconds) tries the 'second' DNS server address it has,
which is the one learned by DHCP -- that works, the name resolves,
and the page loads.
On a WORKING windows box click "Start->Run", and type 'ipconfig/all' in the
box, to see what it is using for a DNS server.
Check '/etc/resolv.conf' on your FreeBSD box, and see if it lists a
*different* address on a 'namemserver' line.
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