What would cause a GATEWAY ADDRESS to disappear from every PC in a network
Posted on 2004-11-01
Was working on the school LAN and having problems with a particular non microsoft service. As a result the school DHCP server scope stopped running unexpectedly on the weekend. I didn't know that it had stopped at the time, and used a few commands like ipconfig /release and renew and possibly flushdns in my feeble attempts to sort out what was happening. Finally got everything up and running perfectly.
Only 10 of the 16 computers were on. Today when I came to work and turned on the computers, ALL the computers had lost their gateway address of 10.0.0.1. Took me ages to figure out what was missing. Only the 2003 server PC still had its gateway address.
We do NOT have a domain yet. All 2000 pro PCs.
Why did the PCs lose their gateways, and how on earth did the other 6 computers, which were never turned on on the weekend, lose their gateways also??
What did I do to cause this?