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Clients can't get on internet

Posted on 2003-12-10
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Just set up w2k sp4 as dc with ad and dhcp, set up server ip (which is only computer that can get on internet) with ip, subnet of, default gateway and pri dns Set clients to pri dns with ip auto. Router/dsl modem is Netopia. Workstations cannot get on internet, in ipconfig the default gateway and the dns server are both blank, their ip is from server so why aren't they getting the dns server and default gateway from server? No "." forward lookup zone. What am i missing?
Question by:Caretel
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ID: 9917363
>>>>>Router/dsl modem is Netopia

Is this device setup as a DHCP which could conflict with your servers DHCP? If so change that setting so it don't try to hand out IP addresses.

Also make sure on your servers DNS you have the DNS server IP adddress from your provider entered into DNS forwarders located on a tab under properties of your DNS server.

I hope this helps you.
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ID: 9923400
The router dhcp is disabled. i have set this system up exactly at 2 other facilities and they do not have this problem. My main concern is when i ipconfig/all at any client station, they have NO default gateway address, how do i get this back? When i assign ip/gateway/dns manually, they can get on the internet, but this presents its own problems.

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mhambridge earned 500 total points
ID: 9924128

Thank you for the feed back. Have you checked your dhcp configuration to see if the content is correct. Look under scope options to see if all is well. This link may be of some use to you.


IS the DHCP client service starting on the XP boxes?

I hope this helps to get you a step closer in resolving your issue.

Expert Comment

ID: 9924375
Just another thing to check see if the DNS client service is starting on the XP boxes as well, have a good day.

Author Comment

ID: 9944808
You were right, forgot to set scope, thanks

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