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#1 JoshuaMeeker

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 01:28 PM

Our setup:

Dell PowerEdge 600sc, P4 2.8GHz x 1gb RAM
Dell PowerConnect 2224 10/100 Ethernet switch
DirecWay DW4020 Terminal for Satellite.

Network is Server + 6 workstations. 2-3 on internet @ one time.



Problem:

1 CPU connected directly to the DW4020 works perfectly. But, w/ the DW4020 connected directly to the server pages don't load regularly enough that it is very hard to get work done. Pictures won't usually load on pages either. IE6: The page cannot be displayed.

I'm not sure where or how to start troubleshooting.

Thanks for your help in advance!

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 01:03 AM

Have you run any spyware removal and antivirus software on the server to make sure there is nthing interfering?

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 08:24 AM

I ran Ad-Aware SE and it found some things. So, I removed them and posted a new Hijack This! log at this TOPIC.

Edited by JoshuaMeeker, 25 March 2005 - 09:11 AM.


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Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:54 PM

How are the ip addresses assigned to the machines? Statically or dynamically?

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 12:40 PM

We have one staic address through the gateway. All workstations "Obtain an IP address automatically"

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 01:21 PM

Is there a reason why you only have 3 computers working off the satellite at one time instead of all of them at the same time? Just trying to figure out your setup

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 01:48 PM

Only 3 of us in office most of time. So, on average, only 3 out of the 6 are accessing the internet through the network at the same time.

Edited by JoshuaMeeker, 26 March 2005 - 01:49 PM.


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Posted 26 March 2005 - 08:19 PM

On the server if you click on start, run, cmd and press enter. The type ipconfig /all and press enter, is this computer being assigned the same gateway and dns servers as the others?

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 08:33 AM

Here's a screenshot:

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Windows IP Configuration

Host Name : rfserver01
Primary Dns Suffix : RichFarms.local
Node Type : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled : No
DNS Suffix Search List : RichFarms.local

Ethernet adapter Outside:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix :
Description : Intel <R> PRO/100 S Server Adapter
Physical Address : 00-02-B3-ED-D2-BD
DHCP Enabled : No
IP Address : 69.19.xx.xxx
Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.252
Default Gateway : 39.19.xx.xxx
DNS Servers : 192.168.0.254
Primary WINS Server : 192.168.0.254
NetBIOS over Tcpip : Disabled

Ethernet Adapter Inside - Onboard:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix :
Description : Intel <R> Pro/100 MT Network Connection
Physical Address : 00-C0-9F-38-90-B5
DHCP Enabled : No
IP Address : 192.168.0.254
Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway :
DNS Servers : 192.168.0.254
Primary WINS Server : 192.168.0.254

Edited: Obfuscated valid ip address

Edited by Grinler, 28 March 2005 - 09:04 AM.


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Posted 28 March 2005 - 09:06 AM

I changed your post to remove the valid ip addresses. I noticed that your gateway on the outside interface looks like its different than the ip address. Should that have started with a 69 instead of a 39?

Also what is this information from, the server or the satellite router? Finally how is it connected to the rest of the network? Why do you have two different network adapters configured?

Finally are the settings exactly the same, except for ip addresses, as the other machines that work?

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 11:32 AM

the 39 was typo.

This information is from the server.

One adapter is connected directly to the gateway. The other adapter is connected to the network switcher.

Here are 3 IP Configs. The first is the SERVER, the second two are two of the workstations:

SERVER:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name : rfserver01
Primary Dns Suffix : RichFarms.local
Node Type : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled : No
DNS Suffix Search List : RichFarms.local

Ethernet adapter Outside:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix :
Description : Intel <R> PRO/100 S Server Adapter
Physical Address : 00-02-B3-ED-D2-BD
DHCP Enabled : No
IP Address : 69.19.xx.xxx
Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.252
Default Gateway : 69.19.xx.xxx
DNS Servers : 192.168.0.254
Primary WINS Server : 192.168.0.254
NetBIOS over Tcpip : Disabled

Ethernet Adapter Inside - Onboard:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix :
Description : Intel <R> Pro/100 MT Network Connection
Physical Address : 00-C0-9F-38-90-B5
DHCP Enabled : No
IP Address : 192.168.xx.xxx
Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway :
DNS Servers : 192.168.0.254
Primary WINS Server : 192.168.0.254



JOSHUAM:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name : rfserver01
Primary Dns Suffix : RichFarms.local
Node Type : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled : No
WINS Proxy Enabled : No
DNS Suffix Search List : RichFarms.local
RichFarms.local

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix : RichFarms.local
Description : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address : 00-E0-4C-D1-D9-28
Dhcp Enabled : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled : Yes
IP Address : 192.168.xx.xxx
Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway : 192.168.0.254
DHCP Server : 192.168.0.254
DNS Servers : 192.168.0.254
Primary WINS Server : 192.168.0.254
Lease Obtained : Monday, March 28, 2005 8:1020 AM
Lease Expires : Tuesday, April 05, 2005 810:20 AM



CHERYLR:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name : rfserver01
Primary Dns Suffix : RichFarms.local
Node Type : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled : No
WINS Proxy Enabled : No
DNS Suffix Search List : RichFarms.local
RichFarms.local

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix : RichFarms.local
Description : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address : 00-E0-4C-BB-C9-D2
Dhcp Enabled : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled : Yes
IP Address : 192.168.xx.xxx
Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway : 192.168.0.254
DHCP Server : 192.168.0.254
DNS Servers : 192.168.0.254
Primary WINS Server : 192.168.0.254
Lease Obtained : Monday, March 28, 2005 9:27:41 AM
Lease Expires : Tuesday, April 05, 2005 9:25:41 AM

Edited by JoshuaMeeker, 28 March 2005 - 11:35 AM.


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Posted 28 March 2005 - 05:14 PM

So the workstations use the server to reach the internet? If the server was off, would the other machines be able to reach the internet?

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 09:08 AM

Correct, no internet w/ server off.

Edited by JoshuaMeeker, 29 March 2005 - 09:09 AM.


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Posted 29 March 2005 - 10:50 AM

OK...may I suggest an alternative method? If you willing to invest in some money, that will make your network so much better, you can purchase a inexpensive router, connect all your computers, including your server to that router, and then your router connects to the DW4020. What this does for you is allows the router to ahndle the internet sharing instead of the server. It also protects your server as it wont have an ip address that is reachable from outside.

I am pretty sure doing this will make your connection much better. If you are willing to go this route, let me know and I will give you some recommendations.

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 11:02 AM

How would this work? All workstations still need to be on network as well as surf net. What we have right now is:

1 Dell PowerEdge 600sc server
6 Workstations
1 Dell Powerconnect 2224

How would I make a router function in this setting?

Edited by JoshuaMeeker, 29 March 2005 - 11:06 AM.





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