Cisco CCNA mock exam questions sample test – Question 438

.You have added a new router to your network using all of the default settings. You can connect to everything by IP address, but the router doesn’t seem to be resolving names to IP
addresses. The DNS server is in a directly connected network.
Which of the following is most likely the problem?

A. You configured an incorrect IP address for the DNS server
B. You configured an incorrect default gateway on the router
C. You failed to execute the ip domain lookup command
D. You failed to create an IP helper address


Correct Answer: A

Explanation:
The most likely problem is that you configured an incorrect IP address for the DNS server. Although it is impossible to know without executing the show run command, the other
options can all be eliminated, making this the most likely option.
Even if the router has an incorrect default gateway, or has no default gateway configured, the router should be able to connect to resources by name if it can connect to them by IP
address. The gateway will only be required if the DNS server is in a network not found in the routing table of the local router. Since the network containing the DNS server is directly
connected, that network is automatically in the routing table.
The ip domain lookup command is enabled by default, so it does not need to be executed. If the scenario had not stated that all defaults were in place, it could be verified with the
show run command as shown below, where line 4 indicates the ip domain lookup command is disabled:
routera# show run

hostname routera
no ip domain lookup
ip domain name acme.com
ip name-server 192.31.1.6
It is not required to have an IP helper address for DNS to function for the router. It is only required by the non-routing devices connected to the router, and only for those that are not on
the same network with their DHCP server.
Objective:
Infrastructure Services
Sub-Objective:
Troubleshoot client- and router-based DHCP connectivity issues