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new router won't recognize server

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#1 gib65


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 10:51 AM

I am having issues getting my Windows Server 2003 machine to be recognized by my home network. I just switched internet providers and got a new router. The router doesn't seem to be recognizing my server as it isn't assigning it a new IP address. The server has the same IP address as it did with the old router. All other computers on the network don't have this problem.
Can anyone help me troubleshoot this issue? How do I force my server and/or router to recognize the server and assign it a new IP address? Thanks.

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#2 Orecomm


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 10:00 PM

Are you certain that your server is set to use DHCP to get an address? Many servers are statically (manually) addressed to ensure the address does not change.


Start->Control Panel->Network Connections

right click the connection, select Properties

select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), select Properties

assuming you want to use DHCP check both "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS address automatically".

click OK


If it is currently set to static addresses ("use the following..") and you wish to continue using statics change the addresses to ones valid on your new network. Then click OK.


You may want to reboot the server just to ensure everything is "clean".

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