Dell PE2950 - No IP address showing on NIC Properties
Posted on 2008-06-11
Hi - we're running a PE 2950, Windows 2003 o/s, SharePoint 2003, with the following Broadcom NIC's
1. Broadcom BCM5708C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS VBD Client)
2. Broadcom BCM5708C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS VBD Client) #2
3. Broadcom BCM5708C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS VBD Client) #3
Network Card MAC Address: 00:1D:09:05:9A:A1
Card No.1 is the only one we use, #2 and #3 are disabled.
Card No.1 was originally configured with a fixed IP address but now if I go into the IP Properties sheet, the 'Obtain an IP address automatically' option is selected and DHCP is shown to be enabled. It doesn't matter if I change and save the options back to fixed IP info, it always changes itself back to 'Obtain automatically'.
Weirdly, ipconfig /all does show all the static IP addresses which were originally put in for the gateway, dns server, and subnet mask.
Does anyone have an explanation and/or a solution please?
The server is used to host an extranet and while the majority of internal & external users have no problems accessing the site some do and I'm wondering if this IP issue is part of the problem.