not able to connect to DHCP server
Posted on 2012-08-13
I am running windows 7, and have a win 2k3 DHCP server. I have multiple Dell swithces in my network.
I have roughly 65 PCs, and for some strange reason, this morning, 2 PC's can't connect to my DHCP server. I can't ping the server, I can't browse to it. This happened 3 weeks ago and the only way I was able to resolve it is to replace the NIC with a new one.
But that can't be the solution as everytime this occures, I just replace NICs.
When checking ipconfig, I have a good IP address, default gateway and the DHCP and DNS are both correct.
I can ping any other server on my network.
I'm puzzeled what is blocking my PC to not ping and connect to my DHCP server.
On the DHCP server, I even deleted the IP address that I had on my PC. Then I restarted my PC and it still has the same IP. I even did a /renew and it just says "an error occured while renewing interface local area connection: unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."