Setting up Windows 2008 Server as a DHCP client
Posted on 2009-02-21
I have the following scenario. I'm running an internal network, as well as a public Internet cafe.
I've got a DSL router, which get assigned a dynamic IP from the ISP, using PPPoE. This router is the main DHCP and DNS server. The wireless router plugs into this router.
Then, I've got an internal network running, that I want to protect from the public users, with Windows Server 2008. The problem that I have is that if I make the server the DHCP and DNS server, the public clients (including those with wireless access) won't be able to use the Internet, unless I set them up first. That's the reason I want to keep the router as the main DHCP and DNS server.
Is there a way that I can use Windows Server 2008 as a DHCP client? The IP address for the server I've made 192.168.0.2, for the router it's 192.168.0.1.
My IP config for the server is: IP: 192.168.0.2, Subnet: 255.255.255.0, Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1, Primary DNS: 192.168.0.1
The error that I'm getting when I try to ping 192.168.0.1 (router) is: Destination not found (192.168.0.2)
Can somebody please give me some thoughts and insights please? Thanks