Networking ?

By bcbadboy
Aug 22, 2004
  1. Hi all. I am new here and I find this site to be very usefull. I hope someone might be able to answer my question. Ok I have a DCHP server and I have the DNS is set for:

    Now my computer won't log on to the domain because Win 2000 is reading it as

    I did a release and renew and still it won't change. Can someone please help me with this problem. What do I have to do for my computer nic card to change those DNS settings to read my sever setting? Thanx in advance.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Welcome to TechSpot

    I have shown this several times to people already, but here goes again:

    A few basic setups when networking:

    Router-setup WAN:
    Protocol: Fixed IP
    IP-address, Subnetmask and default Gateway: as per ISP-information
    DNS-servers: as per ISP-information
    Enable NAT

    Router-setup LAN:
    IP-address: set to e.g. (or use default)
    DHCP-server: disable

    Router: Some System-settings (depending on your router)
    Optional SNTP (time): e.g. for UK/Ireland (GMT)
    uPnP: disable
    Dynamic routing: disable
    Remote config: disable
    Dynamic DNS: disable
    Firewall: Block hacker attack: enable
    Firewall: Block WAN request: enable
    VPN: disable all settings unless you need it

    Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
    Use the following IP address: (102, 103 etc.)
    Default Gateway: (IP-address from your Router)
    Use DNS Server address: (IP-address from your Router)
    Second DNS: leave blank or put in first DNS-server from WAN-part in Router

    Enable File/Printer sharing if you wish (works only within local network)
    Check individual printer(s) that they are shared as well (in printer-settings)

    And make sure all your PCs are in the same WORKGROUP.

    If software firewall installed, enable the other PCs IP-address(es)


    Use fixed IP rather than DHCP (which is Obtain IP automatically).
    In your case it should make no difference if one DNS-server is mentioned before the other or vice-versa.
  3. bcbadboy

    bcbadboy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanx for the reply.
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