|Our Windows 2003 Server seems to not be able to communicate with any other node on the network. When the server is pinged, it comes back "Request timed out", however every other node can be seen and be pinged with no data loss on the network -- as well, all PCs can communicate with each other and with the printers, but not a single PC can ping the server successfully. It is running a domain, but not Active Directory. Our topology consists of a Linksys Cable/DSL router which is connected to a D-Link hub, which is where the server and the nodes primarily connect to each other. No firewall software whatsoever is running on the server or any nodes on the network for that matter. I did have an issue releasing and renewing the server IP address, of which the error that came back stated "RPC Server is Unavailable" however, upon rebooting the server, this issue seemed to have rectified itself. Lest to say, the server is set to obtain an IP address automatically from the Linksys router as all other nodes on the network.|
I ruled out the Linksys router based on the fact that all the other computers can communicate minus the server. The D-Link has no proprietary firewall that I'm aware of. Nonetheless, I connected JUST the server and one PC from the network onto a separate router that designated the server's IP address, and upon attempting to ping the server, the request was once again timed out.
Obviously, the problem is with the server itself, but I cannot place my finger on what the issue is. Any help??