Posted on 2011-09-21
I have some major problems with DHCP on my network. To summarize, I have two subnets with two unique gateways for each subnet.
Here is my problem, packets randomly drop on my network. When I stop DHCP those same packets stop dropping. I was able to capture some packets using wireshark and found that the DHCP server is offering:
Paket 1 DHCP Offer 192.168.1.25 (DHCP Server address)
Packet 2 DHCP Discover 0.0.0.0
Packet 3 DHCP NAK 192.168.1.25 (DHCP Server address)
For some reason it appears the server is saying no
While that is occuring, packets drop network traffic. So I turn off DHCP, then all packet loss stops.
Can someone please help me troubleshoot? Is there any further information needed?
I moved this DHCP server last week to another server and imported all the settings from the old server. Things worked fine for 6 days.