Posted on 1997-10-31
We have a network with a NT40-server (DHCP-server) and Windows 95-clients. We use TCP/IP as our primary network protocol, with IP-adress range 90.0.0.X.
In my job I have to do a lot of configuration changes on my office-PC, SCSI-card in/out, Soundcard in/out, Network-card in/out, etc...
A few days ago I changed my IP-adress to a static one while configuring a router. I later changed TCP/IP-properties back to "Get address from DHCP-server", but this would then not work any more.
I have now tried some things to get my PC fetch/lease the IP-address from the server, but are running out of options. The program "Winipcfg" doesn't help, I'm not able to renew the IP-address lease of my network card. I get an "DCHP-server not accessible..."-message. I have also tried serveral options (Reconcile, Refresh, Delete) in DHCP-manager on the NT-server, but this doesn't help. Why doesn't DHCP work?
When I configure my PC back to use a static IP-address, the problem is solved. I can then access the server in normal ways, and the "Ping"-utility works fine. When I use the DHCP-option, I get "Destination host unreachable".
Can anyone fill me out on this one, I'll be very grateful.