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DHCP Server

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#1 NewyCam


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:48 PM

Hi All

For some reason my DHCP server is stopping intermittently. If I try to start it up it stops straight away again. I have found that if I turn the my main modem off, restart the service and then switch the modem on again it seems OK for a day or two. The event viewer is saying that it has encounter another server on the network using the same IP address. I have only added a new printer recently which has a static IP address.

Any ideas?


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:54 PM

First thing would be you should not connect a DHCP server directly to a dedicated modem from your ISP. You will probably get an error like this because you are conflicting with a server on their network. You will need to use a router to seperate the two distinct networks from one another.

Second possibility is that you are using a router currently and you did not turn off the DHCP server on the router.

Third possibility is that the server is a Static IP (which it should be) and the DHCP scope you setup also contains this IP address in the range of the scope. You should either rework the scope to not include this IP address or add an exclusion to the DHCP scope so it will not get assigned by the DHCP server.
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#3 NewyCam

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:36 PM

Hi Forum

Many thanks for the reply. I did read on another forum the possibility of conflicting with my ISP which I kind of thought may have been the issue.

Will work through your suggestions, thanks again


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