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I've got Windows 2008 Server.

I can ping the other computer on the network (192.168.0.2), and copy files to/from it.

I can *not* ping the gateway (192.168.0.1), and thus have no internet access.

The  other computer on the network (192.168.0.2) *can* ping the gateway (192.168.0.1).

Any ideas?
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by:Risky101
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Tried turning the firewall completely off - no luck.
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And - when I first installed Win 2008 server, 4 days ago, it was working nicely. All I've done is install SQL Server 2008.
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by:briandunkle
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What's the IP of the 2008 server? Have you tried it with a different IP?
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by:ibuyufo
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Is your router set to 192.168.0.1 as well?
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by:Risky101
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> Is your router set to 192.168.0.1 as well?

Definitely! As stated in the question, the other Windows XP machine on the network can ping the router and browser the internet with no problems.
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by:Risky101
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> What's the IP of the 2008 server? Have you tried it with a different IP?

Its DHCP. The IP is set to 192.168.0.4.

I've tried setting up the IP addresses manually.

ipconfig returns 192.168.0.8 as the IP address, 255.255.255.0 as the subnetmask, and 192.168.0.1 as the default gateway.


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by:ibuyufo
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That's strange.  If you set your ip address manually and added the gateway to that you should have been able to ping 192.168.0.1.  In addition you should also be able to access the router's config page.

When you manually set up the ip address did you also manually setup the DNS server ip?
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Gah. Found the problem. Lavasoft Firewall was blocking pings to the gateway. Uninstalled it and everything started to work like a dream. DAMN LAVASOFT!!!!
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by:ibuyufo
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glad you solved your problem!  When I install servers I try not to introduce additional unnecessary software into it.  If you do install software make a restore point or better yet an image and install it one at a time so you can see what got broken.
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by:briandunkle
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Heh. We bypassed the "are you firewalled from your own gateway" possibility. :)
Cool, glad it worked out.
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