I have a client who changed out his Netgear router yesterday. He finally got it working with the server but went in and changed around the DHCP settings and Server IP settings. Now he stated that clients take a long time to login. From what I gathered he probably does not have DNS setup correctly and DHCP. Here is his setup:
Roadrunner Business Class modem with staic IP | FVS 318 Router | 2003 Standard Server | Switch | Clients
My plan for this morning:
1) Login to Router and check / correct ISP settings / Set Router IP to same subnet as Network 192.168.2.X / Disable DHCP
2) Set static IP on Server to: (IP) 192.168.2.X / (Subnet) 255.255.255.0 / (Gateway) Router IP / (DNS) Server IP
3) Check and adjust DHCP scope
4) Setup DNS forwarders to ISP DNS servers.