DNS server setup questions

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Sally Mathews, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. PROBLEM IS THAT I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO CHANGE THIS. THE WIFI IP SHOWS UP AS
    A GATEWAY, BUT IS NOT CONFIGURED ANYWHERE ON THE SERVER OR THE LINKSYS. ARE
    THE WORKSTATIONS JUST PICKING THIS UP BECAUSE IT IS PRESENT?
    THE ISP PROVIDES THE CONNECTION THROUGH THE DSL MODEM. THEY THEN GIVE US A
    LIST OF SETTINGS FOR OUR STATIC IP, GATEWAY, DNS. IF I CHANGE THE ROUTER TO
    OUR INTERNAL (AS I SEE IT) SETTINGS THEN HOW DOES IT MANEUVER OUT OF HERE? I
    KNOW THIS IS KINDA AN IDIOTIC STATEMENT BUT I AM NOW GETTING CONFUSED.



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    Sally Mathews, Feb 10, 2007
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  2. Herb,

    Maybe I misunderstood and mis spoke. You said "internal" side of the router.\

    Yes, there is the internet setup and the network setup.

    for the linksys the internet setup are the numbers from the ISP, the network
    settings only consist of its internal ip 192.168.1.1 and the subnet
    255.255.255.0

    For the wifi the internet setup I have:

    Internet:

    IP 192.168.1.20
    Subnet 255.255.255.0
    Gatewy 192.168.1.1
    DNS 192.168.1.10

    The network settings:
    IP 192.168.1.20
    sub 255.255.255.0


    Ah HA... I think i should have the intenet IP address of 192.168.1.10 (the
    server) on my wifi internet settings. is this where the clients are getting
    the 192.168.1.20 address then?
     
    Sally Mathews, Feb 10, 2007
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  3. Sally Mathews

    Herb Martin Guest

    No, they are either hard coded ot use it or getting it from DHCP

    Notice that a DHCP client can ALSO have hard coded settings for
    anything other than IP and Mask.
    You router is fine NOW, so just leave it. They cannot though force
    you to use THEIR setting on YOUR side, (that is the LAN side of
    the gateway.)

    The router has (at least) two sets of IP settings: On that matches the
    ISP network on the DSL/WAN side; another that matches YOUR
    network on the LAN/internal side.

    But yours are fine to leave it as is.
     
    Herb Martin, Feb 10, 2007
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  4. Sally Mathews

    Herb Martin Guest

    The internal or LAN side is NO business of the ISP.
    Do wirelass machines route successfully to the wire? Does ping, NSLookup,
    et work between them (even using IPs instead of name)?
    No automatically UNLESS it is also the DHCP server.
     
    Herb Martin, Feb 10, 2007
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  5. Its been a long day.

    I am about to add my last client to the domain.

    I decided to be drastic and eliminate any problem I could so I removed the
    Linksys router altogether, and am using just the wifi router (as a router
    now). I had to move it physically but didn't hurt my signal very much.

    Bottom line is that I only have one set of settings now to deal with.

    I am still concerned about the domain name. I followed the google you gave
    me and it gave regedits to do on the client and server but even with a search
    of the registry I couldn't find the unique entry updatetopleeldomainzones it
    calls for, and there was no DNSclient subkey under
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT

    DO I have to make the registry entries and follow Q300684 in order to have a
    domain with a single-label DNS name?

    I have really simplified my network but that still may not be enough to
    clear up the original problem.


    After removing a router, I did finally find it under my DHCP settings as a
    router. Once I elimitated the setting it didn't show up on my clients
    anymore.
     
    Sally Mathews, Feb 10, 2007
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  6. Sally Mathews

    Herb Martin Guest

    You know if you are just adding machine to the domain, and don't have
    users logging on yet, the easiest way to rename the domain might be to
    just DCPromo the DC (destroying the domain), then recreate it.

    BUT DON'T do this if you already have users with profiles and permission
    on files of it will be a real pain.
    So the Wireless will be your WAN-LAN router. It will bridge Wireless
    and Ethernet (same subnet.)
    I don't know the KB "Q" number offhand and have never done it myself since
    I haven't had a single label domain name -- we have just helped a LOT of
    people
    who come to these newsgroups with problems due to that.

    So yes, you do need to follow that article.
    We can help you fix whatever you find -- sometimes it takes a bit longer
    than others.
     
    Herb Martin, Feb 10, 2007
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  7. My users are all on, accounts all made, files all stored, so I suppose that
    would just be too much work.

    not sure what to do now, the article calls out specifically that server 2003
    should have a specific entry I need to modify, but my server 2003 doesn't
    have that entry.
     
    Sally Mathews, Feb 10, 2007
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  8. Sally Mathews

    Herb Martin Guest

    I agree.
    Then you ADD that entry. Only trick is knowing (read carefully) what type
    of entry it is (string, DWORD [probably] etc)

    Many entries don't exist until you add them. (Backup registry first if this
    is
    new to you.)
     
    Herb Martin, Feb 10, 2007
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  9. I bit the bullet and did this a few minutes ago on the server and on one
    workstation.

    Rebooted both with no errors, now off to do the other workstations.

    Then I am going out to dinner and a few brews.

    If I could buy you dinner I would, I really appreciate your help Herb.

    We will see what happens on Monday afternoon when the real traffic starts
    around here, that will be the test.

    sally
     
    Sally Mathews, Feb 10, 2007
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  10. Sally Mathews

    Herb Martin Guest

    Is that entry required JUST on the server or also on the clients? (I would
    have thought just on the server because it really is a server issue.)
    Pass the help along to someone else in need. Pay it forward. And you
    can recommend my to your friends and clients if you will.
     
    Herb Martin, Feb 10, 2007
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  11. Herb,

    IT WORKED!!!!!

    No lockups, no dropped connections, no slow connection.

    You are my ace!

    Thanks again,

    Sally
     
    Sally Mathews, Feb 13, 2007
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  12. Sally Mathews

    Herb Martin Guest

    You are welcome -- pass it on.
     
    Herb Martin, Feb 13, 2007
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