W2KPro DHCP Server

June 5, 2009 at 11:01:14
Specs: Windows 2000 Pro, 2GB

Orignally had XP-Pro, but crash and CD would not load so loaded W2K-Pro.

I connect to Inet with wireless card.

In the network setup I have the option to share the internet connect with other computers, and I do have a "peer-to-peer" LAN on proprietary workgroup.

Problem is the DHCP server never comes on.

Therefore none of the other machine can see or get to internet.

When I look in the list of services (Start+Programs+System Tools+Administrative Tools+Services on my machine), only DHCP Client is showing. DHCP Server is not present.

I believe DHCP Server must be present for this to work properly.

Am I right?

Where do I find it to download/install it?



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June 5, 2009 at 12:06:37

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June 5, 2009 at 13:51:01

Thanks for the feedback!

Sorry but had already done all that, and nothing had worked.

Kept getting a message that IP would be forced to, but all machines in LAN already on fixed/static IPs.

Can not set to, as causes conflicts on LAN, using 192.168.50.x

That is why I need to download and install a DHCP server on the W2K machine as it will not restrict the address, like ICP is trying to do.

Thanks anyway!


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June 5, 2009 at 14:35:44

Downloaded, installed and tried Tiny DHCP. It fails as there are errors, but no user manual to explain HOWTO and what to do with and howto clear the errors.


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June 5, 2009 at 15:22:52
Might look at bind for windows.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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June 5, 2009 at 15:51:56
Posts don't make sense oldmanriver.

You want dhcp but you are set for static. You can't do both.

There is no problem with ICS unless your nic wan connection is using a 192.158.0.x ip.

Is this your issue?

if not then follow the url exactly and all will work fine.

if it is your issue, and you connect wireless to a router then change the lan ip of your router to something other than 192.168.0.x

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June 8, 2009 at 04:46:17

Downloaded, installed and tried Tiny DHCP. It fails as there are errors, but no user manual to explain HOWTO and what to do with and howto clear the errors.


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June 8, 2009 at 04:51:40

Sure post makes perfect sense. Wireless is DHCP reciever, which works, NIC must have DHCP server or ICP, which does not work to server IPs to rest of LAN, which is problem.

ICP fails and will not assign IPs, therefore needing DHCP server to send/assign IPs to other machines. Since none are working the machines will not see each other even in the Peer-to-Peer mode without assignments of static IPs.

When DHCP server installs and works correctly, they can go back to DHCP, while main W2K Pro box serves IPs to network.

Easy, except ICP does not work and DHCP server is not working either.


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June 8, 2009 at 06:56:39
ICP? Do you mean ICS as in internet connection sharing?

Please post an ipconfig /all from the w2k box

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June 8, 2009 at 07:41:14

Here is paste:

Ethernet adapter WDA-1320G WiFi:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : D-Link WDA-1320 Desktop Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-B0-E6-5A-20
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, June 08, 2009 9:17:42 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, June 08, 2009 10:17:42 AM

Ethernet adapter LAN NIC:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-CA-A6-83-68
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :

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June 8, 2009 at 09:07:09
Ethernet lan has this;
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

not only is that an invalid ip address but the gateway entry should be blank

Now how about a ipconfig /all from a connected workstation.

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June 8, 2009 at 10:43:18

Here is output from Ubuntu Desktop:

ndavis@ubuntu-dt-ndavis:/etc/samba$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:06:5b:69:c5:5b
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::206:5bff:fe69:c55b/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:608034 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:333015 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:119612 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:784427702 (748.0 MB) TX bytes:31551309 (30.0 MB)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0x8c00

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:8996 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8996 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:847204 (827.3 KB) TX bytes:847204 (827.3 KB)

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June 8, 2009 at 11:28:04
It appears your ubuntu box is also set to a static ip. It does not state a gateway ip of

So why do you think you need a dhcp server? You have static assignments.

Do you understand why any dhcp server would fail with that setup?

"Kept getting a message that IP would be forced to, but all machines in LAN already on fixed/static IPs.

Can not set to, as causes conflicts on LAN, using 192.168.50.x"

You did not follow the article I linked you to. You have no lan conflict using since your wan ip is 192.168.15.x

Your choice is to follow the article and engage ICS or to correct your ip addressing [the x.x.x.0 entry and no gateway on ubuntu box] and bridge nic2 to wireless nic on the xp pc.

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June 9, 2009 at 05:03:02

All machine see the files and share, using the static IPs, but only the HOST machine, which needs the DHCP server, sees the internet.

It is loss of the internet that is the reason for this needed fix.


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June 9, 2009 at 06:10:19
OMR the ONLY interface you have on the host setup for being a dhcp client is the wan interface and it it working with assigned ip of

There is nothing a dhcp server can do for you. You are fixated on that a dhcp server will solve your issue but you have no issue related to dhcp.

Now if you had actually read and followed the ICS article you would be providing dhcp services to the host and ubuntu nics.

But since you have static assignments for both, dhcp no longer comes into play.

Your issue is not dhcp but of bridging/routing thru the xp host box for the ubuntu box to have internet.

Once again, your choices are [drum roll please]
bridge the wired to wireless in the xp host box
set ubuntu and wired nic to dhcp client and FOLLOW the ICS document. Then you will have your dhcp server AND ROUTING.

You might as well try bridging first with your existing setup. Here's a how to


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June 10, 2009 at 21:03:45

Well since the bridging is not an option on my computer you may have helped ID the problem, as something seems to be missing that makes this all work.

I install the "optional" network management components and nothing changed. Also tried the LAN NIC with both the static IP and DHCP selected, nothing.


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June 11, 2009 at 08:33:08
And why, pray tell, is bridging not an option for you?

"Also tried the LAN NIC with both the static IP and DHCP selected, nothing."

There does not appear to be anything wrong with your system except your ability to follow directions.

Of course it won't work. You picked a piece to do with no understanding of what comes before or after. This is why documents exist to be followed.

Pick one document, either ICS or bridging and follow it from beginning to end. Do exactly as it says and you will be successful. These have worked for hundreds of thousands of people. They will work for you also.

Best of luck

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June 15, 2009 at 11:05:32

Do not have answer for you on that. When I select the two exiting connections and do the right click the menu that shows, which is all grayed-out (disabled) is:

Create Shortcut

So no such option exists. Do not know if this is an add-on or other externally loaded option for W2K but I'm on SP4 so have latest Windows stuff for the OS.


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June 16, 2009 at 10:38:12

Perhaps you will have better results with analogx proxy server.

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