We have 1 server and a couple of clients on our network, everything worked fine until our Internet provider Comcast told us to switch our IPS address from Static to Dynamic. After switching all the systems to Dynamic IP adress all the clients can access the Internet, but our Server running Windows 2000 can not access the Internet and our clients can not print anything from our network Printers.
I tried to ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew the IP Address for the Server but the system comes back with the message: All adapters bound to DHCP do not have DHCP addresses. It give me the IP address of 169.254.88.57 and not 10.1.10.15 or in the line of 192.168.0.102
Our Network is setup with a SMC switch attached to the cable modem gateway from out Internet provider. From teh Switch it branches out to the server and each individual Clients. I have checked all the cables and everything tested fine with the cable tester plus we had internet access a few days ago with Static IP address setting, now with Dynamic IP address the Server and Server only does not have access to the Internet.
I have also tried to edit the registery by setting or diable APIPA: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\ for a single adapter and for the Entire Computer
Please advice how I can go about setting the right IP address for Win2000 Server so that we can have access to the Internet.