Connecting my server to the network brings the network down
Posted on 2003-11-14
I am trying to bring up a Windows 2000 Small Business Server system on a local network consisting of multiple client PCs (all running Windows XP) and a couple other small business server systems. When I plug the computer into the network Internet access goes out for everyone on the network. When I unplug the network cable for the server, Internet access is immediately restored.
I suspect this has something to do with DNS, but I am perplexed as to why connecting this server (which has its own unique internal IP address of 192.168.0.7) is having such an adverse effect on Internet connectivity. I'm able to ping between systems on the local network though when this problem occurs. Right now the system is offline, or else I couldn't get out onto the Internet to ask for help. Any assistance with this problem would be most gratefully appreciated.