Thanks to all for your help. I found the problem. My DHCP scope was
assigning a domain name so when the servername was resolved the domain name
was appended causing it to go outside the router. I removed the domain name
from the scope and everything works fine now.


"James" wrote in message
> When I let DHCP server assign my PC an IP address and then run traceroute
> "myservername" it goes through my router to the internet to resolve the

> and fails but if I assign it a fixed IP and run traceroute it stays inside
> the network and is resolved by WINS. What is different about the address
> assigned by DHCP and a fixed address? I thought an IP address was an IP
> address no matter how it was assigned.
> Thanks