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Dell, Poweredge, 2650, no network connectivity

While entering static ip addresses for my 2 network connections, I enter 172.16.1.240 and 172.16.1.245, with mask of 255.255.255.0 and default gateway of 172.16.1.2.......
As soon as I try to confirm this by hitting ok or apply, a message comes up saying that multiple gateways wont work with disjoint networks (such as an intranet and internet) blah, blah.

This seems like a straightforward ting to configure but it is the first server I have ever built. Do I have to have a second gateway ? With the configuration being the way it is now, my network connections dont work at all, regardless of gateway address.
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winsane
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nightmare2Commented:
You can only have 1 default gateway per computer.
Why do you need 2 NICs in the same subnet anyway?
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rindiCommented:
You are using both NIC's inside the same subnet (192.168.1.x). That doesn't make any sense. The 2nd NIC should either be on another subnet, or then it should be teamed with the other NIC using the same IP for redundancy/higher speed. For that to work your NICs have to support this as well as your Switch, where you have to use the management utility to set the 2 ports where those NIC's are connected to for teaming or trunking.

A 2nd IP on a different subnet is usually very good for backing up, so your normal LAN isn't slowed down while a backup is running (your 2nd subnet could have the following range, 192.168.2.x/255.255.255.0). Also, only use one gateway.

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Alan Huseyin KayahanCommented:
         Configurations must be result of needs. Tell us what you have to do which requires another NIC and we will guide you. Also If you need the second IP  you can define more than one IP address in first NIC by adding in advanced tab.

Regards
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winsaneAuthor Commented:
I actually inherited this server to use as a learning project, so I assume it probably came with 2 NICs out of the box. However, when I reinstalled the OS, the network configuration stumped me.  I'm not an admin by trade, just someone who is learning as I go along. Does teaming have something to do with "BASP"? I ran across that term while trying to reverse engineer the config on a similar working server.
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rindiCommented:
I haven't heard of the term "BASP". Teaming is when you use 2 or more NIC's together with the same IP to get higher throughput and redundancy. The following wikipedia Link explains it better:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link_aggregation
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winsaneAuthor Commented:
BASP = Broadcom Advanced Server Program..(software suite that controls the NIC cards)...When I use the BASP, I right -click on the network interface and it comes up with grayed out options for enabling teaming...

Ideas, anyone?
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rindiCommented:
That sounds like what I'm talking about. It looks like the NIC manufacturers give it their own names.
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