I have a client with windows 2000 and a network issue.
The client uses 2 pc's for their business. Computer 1is XP which they use for drafting and never internet . This pc has a static IP and subnet, but no gateway or DNS. Computer 2 has Windows 2000, and they use for that computer for internet. Computer 2 has two NICs, one connected to a switch which is used to connect both computers for sharing, and the other connected to the router for internet access.
The sharing happens fine, but the connection to the internet is not working. The symptoms are:
1. It is set up for DHCP, and succeeds getting IP, Gateway and DNS settings.
2. It fails to ping the gateway
3. Internet connection fails (of course)
I have tried a new NIC for the adapter used for internet, and the CPI slot where it is installed. However no dice. DHCP fails, but no ping to the gateway.
What could be wrong here? It used to work fine.