watchguard firebox soho6 setup problem, some xppro systems cant access internet, some can
Posted on 2006-04-16
I just replaced an old belken one port router with a soho 6 firewall router. my old setup was dhcp provided by router, and dns by the ip (i assume, since i am new to this, i just set all the xp pro computers to obtain ip and dns server address automatically and it worked fine). Now, the dhcp works fine, provided by the soho6, xp systems get ip automatically, trusted network ok - all can see each other. the problem is the internet access. some systems can get out, some cant. every one of the ones that cannot will access internet when i reboot the router. but then they wont later. I have set up dns on my win2k3 server, no help. did a hard reset on the soho6 and reset all configuration settings, no help. on the soho 6 it is set for dhcp enabled, dhcp relay not checked, i put the dns server address for my isp in the trusted network screen where it asks for the primary and secondary dns. and put in my dns domain suffix the wins server is left blank. When i scan the network i dont see any ip conflicts, and the two printers on the network that have static ip address are turned off. I have worked on this for an entire day, got so discouraged that i went to reinstall my old belkin, but it has died! So - is anyone out there with an idea this Sunday morning?? I read all the watchguard entries but did not find anything that seemed to help. Also, after trying the dns setup on my server, since it did not help, i removed that service on the server, so its now just a file server.