How to Setup Netware 5 with a Cable modem

I have a cable modem and Netware 5. I'm can't ping external hosts. I have two Nic's in my server one is set to the Static IP from the cable modem and the other is my internal LAN. I set the DNS servers in Intetcfg under protocols/TCPIP. However; I can't ping to an external host. I can ping the IP I assigned to the card and ping my internal hosts but I can't ping out side this box. Any Ideas???? I setup BorderManager 3.5 Enterprise and my clients give a 502 gateway error. I looked it up and it all relates back to my problem of not being able to send and retrieve packetts to a remote source. I'm stumped:-(
phizzogAsked:
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phizzogAuthor Commented:
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ZombiteCommented:
Can you load inetcfg goto configuration all commands and cut and paste that here. Saves heaps of time.
Ppl usually cross out the beginning 2 parts of the ip addresses from paste.
eg xxx.xxx.234.1 for security :)

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PeterLarsenCommented:
Have you found a solution to your problem ??
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PthPndrCommented:
The config is the same as it is in UNIX...
    you need to create a file called "resolv.cfg" in the "\etc" directory
    that looks like this .......

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nameserver    192.168.1.1                       <---use your DNS address
here!!
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that's it .... reboot the server and make shure the program "netdb.nlm"
loads

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PeterLarsenCommented:
If it's necessary to enter those information manually, something else has gone wrong.
Does your ISP route your IP number back to you - and have you assigned this IP number to your NIC ??
Is it possible for you to ping your ISP ??
What kind of modem do you have - does it include build-in DHCP function - does it route between two different IP/TCP networks ??

Good luck
Peter

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phizzogAuthor Commented:
I checked that file and it was already configured correctly. Plus my main problem is not being able to ping to an external host even though I can ping the card itself which tells me TCP/IP is bound to the card and setup correcly. I don't understand why I can't ping out???? I can't even ping my ISP's DNS servers.
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PeterLarsenCommented:
Maybe your ISP dont route back.
You say you can ping the card. Is it from the server or from a client ??
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phizzogAuthor Commented:
Well I have two cards in the server. One is my cable modem static address and the other is for my internal LAN.
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ZombiteCommented:
Again - Can you load inetcfg goto configuration all commands and cut and paste that here. Saves heaps of time.
Ppl usually cross out the beginning 2 parts of the ip addresses from paste.
eg xxx.xxx.234.1 for security :)
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PeterLarsenCommented:
Why do i have this sense, that phizzog dont listening to what we are saying.  :-)
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Wouter WolkersCommented:
could you please show us your routing tables?
this looks like all the trafic is sent to the wrong interface.
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jcneallCommented:
I'm having the exact same problem that I've posted in another question in this forum.  If you are having the same problem as me, you can look at the lan/wan stats and see that the public interface receives traffic when you are pinging even though the ping records no received packets.

Since I can ping when I have the modem attached to my workstation, I'm assuming there's something goofy like a switch on the other end that is addressing the packet to the MAC address of the NIC in my workstation, thus my server discards the returned packets.  Initially, I wasn't getting ANY received packets on the LAN/WAN stats but after leaving the modem attached to the server overnight, I at least see some traffic but I still can't ping.
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Wouter WolkersCommented:
what joneall said can be right.
Some cable providers store the MAC address of the network card they are connected to in the modem's setup, which means that you can only connect to the modem using that network card. You could try resetting the modem, sometimes the MAC address will be reset during a reset of the modem, otherwise you would have to change the network card of the server with the one which came with the modem (or the one which you used the first time, if it didn't come with a network card) If that doesn't work, you could ask your provider if they store the MAC address of the network card, and if so, if they could change it for you.
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jcneallCommented:
I've got it!  What I had to do was unplug the modem for 24 hours, plugin/reset it(hold the reset button in for 5 seconds while plugging it back in - RCA cable modem) with the server attached and then wait for it to resync.  Its working great!

I assume it was the MAC address that was the problem.
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