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Shiner_Man

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Network Issues
« on: April 17, 2007, 03:38:58 pm »
I successfully installed LinuxMCE last night on a dedicated core server.  The server has two gigabit network cards:

ifconfig output
eth0 -> Cable Modem
eth1 -> 192.168.1.1


I am able to access the internet from the core server.   I am also able to access the LinuxMCE admin pages if I go to http://192.168.1.1 or http://dcerouter from the core.

The issue I am having is getting the other computers on the network to receive IP addresses.  I have a Linksys wireless router that was acting as the DHCP server.  I disabled DHCP on the router and gave it a static IP address of 192.168.1.2 through the LinkSys interface.  I then went in to the LinuxMCE admin page and made sure DHCP was enabled under Advanced->Networking.  I also set the DHCP server to start giving IP addresses from 192.168.1.3 so as to not conflict with eth1 or the LinkSys router.

After applying the above updates I was unable to pick up an IP address on any of the computers (windows or linux) on the network. 

So the question becomes, is this setup even possible?  Will disabling DHCP on the LinkSys router essentially turn it in to a switch?  Has anybody had any experience with this?

If anybody has a similar setup I would love to here how you were able to assign IP addresses to numerous computers on the network.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Network Issues
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2007, 04:04:26 pm »
maybe the dhcp on linuxmce is not working. type in a terminal ps ax |grep dhcp and see if it runs.
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Re: Network Issues
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2007, 04:40:49 pm »
Well I don't have access to the machine right now but I'm wondering, why would DHCP not be running?  Isn't that one of the main functions of LinuxMCE?  To provide a DHCP server? 

**FIX**
The issue seemed to be the Linksys router.  Apparently it wasn't playing nice.  I had to add a switch in to the mix to get things going.  The network now looks like this:

Cable Modem->eth0->eth1->Switch

All pcs on the lan are connected to the switch as well as the wireless router.  DHCP was disabled on the router and it the status was changed from Router to Gateway. 

Everything works great now.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2007, 03:01:48 am by Shiner_Man »