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DHCP Problems with Windows 2003

Last response: in Networking
April 7, 2010 6:07:41 PM

Probably very simple, but i cant figure out what ive done wrong. My setup is as follows:
Modem -> Cisco 800 -> W2k3 Server -> Netgear Switch -> PC Users

I'm setting up a domain with AD.
Currently im setup as follows:

NIC1 :
IP Address:
SubNet Mask:
Default Gateway:

Preferred DNS:
Secondary DNS:

IP Address:
SubNet Mask:
Default Gateway:

Preferred DNS:
Secondary DNS:

On the Netgear Switch, the DHCP is off and the info is as follows:
IP Address:
SubNet Mask:
Default Gateway:

And Finally, in the DHCP scope options, it looks as follows:
dc.core.local []
DNS Server:;
Domain Name: core.local

So as it stands, the server can access the internet, but no pc gets DHCP and cant access anything. Where did i go wrong? Thanks.

April 10, 2010 2:11:36 AM

A few questions.

1. I presume that NIC1 is on your LAN. Is this correct?

2. What device is That one is confusing.

3. What is the default gateway for your DHCP clients? Is it

4. If is a DNS, why is it different for your clients? Your DNS server should normally forward to and (unless you don't want clients to access the server's DNS).

5. The DHCP router can't be unless your clients are connected to that interface. Since they're not, the default gateway should be (I still need to understand what is).
April 18, 2010 12:55:32 AM

Thanks for the reply but i have figuered it out. I just needed a gateway router, and default gateway as and voila it worked.