TCP/IP Settings Work with Static IPs but Not DHCP
Posted on 2008-11-10
Our firewall died. No big deal. Replaced it without fuss and got things up and running. Almost. After booting up the new firewall, the workstations could not connect to the Internet. The two servers could, though. Realizing that the servers had static IP addresses, as a test, I put a static IP on one of the workstations and it was able to connect. When I set it back to DHCP, nothing. During the firewall replacement, I made no changes to DHCP which is running off the Windows Server 2003. When setting the static IP, I used the exact same settings that the DHCP server was dishing out. Why will it not work with DHCP now after only replacing a firewall? For the time being, I have the workstations on static IPs (small network - 15 computers, 2 servers) but I would rather have DHCP operational. Any thoughts?