I am just learning how to use 2000 Server but cannot seem to get it to access the net.
I am connected to a Linksys 4 Port Router and changed one of my pc's from XP Pro to 2000 server, so I could get used to using it. Anyway, it connects to the other pc's on my home network, but won't access the net.
I am probably missing something because I have never used this 2000 before. I have set all my IP's and DNS numbers correctly, but no joy.
If you have set up DNS correctly and resolved all server IP address's, look in the porperties of Local Area Connections/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties you should see something like the following:
IP address: 192.168.10.10
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.10.1
Use the following IP address:
Prefered DNS server: 192.168.10.1
Click the advanced button. Make sure the following are there:
IP settings tab, 192.168.10.10, subnet mask 255.255.255.0
DNS tab: 192.168.10.1
Wins tab: (if you require it) 192.168.10.10 You should now hopefully be able to connect to the internet.
My setup is 3 pc's and a laptop, Local IP ranges from 192.168.1.100/50/80/200, the routers default is 192.168.1.1.
At the moment I have not firewalled the server till I get the connections fixed, but all other nodes have ZA Pro, which is supported by the routers internal configurational options.
The IP I am using on the server is the same one I had when it used to be XP Pro installed. I am only experimenting with the server software because I am doing my HND in computer/Networks suport in August and have never used this server software before now.
The makeshift server is a P3 with 180gb HD and over 350 sdram. All I want to do is get the security patches for Server 2000 and enable an FTP setup so my friends can access my shares, it will not be getting used for casual internet exploring.
The setup in Local Area Connection is as follows
Server - (IP 192.168.1.200), (Gateway 192.168.1.1 routers) and (Subnet 255.255.255.0), (DNS 188.8.131.52/184.108.40.206 broadband ntl).
All other nodes are setup this way and all are attached to the same workgroup. As before, all files are sharing fine, all pc's can see and share properly with no conflictions.
Me is baffled...I know I am missing something, don't know what though.