Can't network WinXP computers with Windows 2000 Server
Posted on 2004-04-30
I'm trying to get Windows XP workstation computers to talk to a Windows 2000 Server, and get the 5 computers on the internet. The setup is DSL with a modem and then an 8 port switch/router. The workstations are set for static IP addresses. The DLink router seems to like DHCP. The workstations can share files/printers with the server computer, however they can't get on the internet. When I switch the workstations from static IP to DHCP, they can get on the internet but no longer see the server.
How should I fix this so that the workstations can get on the internet and see the server? I have read other posts and one pointed out the server should not be set for DHCP. But I sure like this idea if I can figure out how to turn off static IP and switch to DHCP with the Window 2000 server.
OR, should I reconfigure the router to be on the same gateway, 192.168.1.1??
I know just enough to be dangerous, but not enough about win2000 server.
Thanks for your help