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Windows Home Server is getting assigned multiple ips from router with static ip RRS feed

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  • Our hp mediasmart server is getting assigned multiple ips from any router it is hooked up into despite that I set the server to use a static ip. What is going on? I don't have any options in the routers to reserve the ip to the mac or anything like that so I don't have a good way around this. What should I do. It also does this when the server is set to dhcp.
    Thursday, March 19, 2009 3:03 PM

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  • Hi,
    how do you determine, that it really does (sure, if you change the routers they will assign a new address each time)?
    How exactly did you setup a "static IP address" for the WHS - in its own network properties or did you try somehow in the router(s)?
    Please use Remote Desktop to connect to your server with account name Administrator and the console password and open a command prompt and type
    ipconfig /all
    Copy the output and post it here.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:06 PM
    Moderator
  • When you log into the router it is showing about 10 ip addresses for the server. Both a verizon fios router and a linksys router did this.


    Windows IP Configuration

       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : HPSERVER
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0A-E4-89-B5-CD
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.103
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.103
                                           192.168.0.1

    I have the dns service running on the server. I set the static Ip the same way I do with normal windows server, from the network properties.

    Here is what the router is showing. The last ip is the one that I set to static.

    MainDeskTop 192.168.0.100    00:1D:09:80:55:0B   19:22:42
    Marty-Laptop 192.168.0.102   00:1F:3A:0F:EA:05   19:22:31
    HPSERVER 192.168.0.113   00:0A:E4:89:B5:CD   12:40:44
    HPSERVER 192.168.0.112   00:0A:E4:89:B5:CD   12:40:44
    HPSERVER 192.168.0.111   00:0A:E4:89:B5:CD   12:40:44
    HPSERVER 192.168.0.110   00:0A:E4:89:B5:CD   12:40:44
    HPSERVER 192.168.0.109   00:0A:E4:89:B5:CD   12:40:44
    HPSERVER 192.168.0.108   00:0A:E4:89:B5:CD   12:40:44
    HPSERVER 192.168.0.107   00:0A:E4:89:B5:CD   12:40:44
    HPSERVER 192.168.0.106   00:0A:E4:89:B5:CD   12:40:44
    HPSERVER 192.168.0.105   00:0A:E4:89:B5:CD   12:40:44
    HPSERVER 192.168.0.104   00:0A:E4:89:B5:CD   12:40:44
    D2XN5D21 192.168.0.101   00:08:74:C0:DE:24   04:36:47
    HPSERVER 192.168.0.103   00:0A:E4:89:B5:CD   00:38:30
    Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:14 PM
  • Hi,
    using the Windows DNS service on WHS is not only unsupported, but also a direct violation of the EULA.
    So you should not use this.
    The behavior of your router looks strange, maybe you have a flaky network connection at startup. I cant see a date, so I cannot determine, if the fixed address has been registered later or earlier. Do you use any services, which bind themself also to the network adapter and might request own IP addresses like virtual machines etc?
    You could try to disable DHCP mediasense in the registry.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:28 PM
    Moderator
  • Ok, well the only reason for using the dns settings is that the local names were not resolving properly because of all of these ip addresses in the router. The static name was registered first and the others came second. I can remove the dns server from the server when I get this all fixed. The only services would be ones that are installed by hp. I havn't adding anything extra.

    Will disabling that have any side effects with the shared media across the home network?

    Thanks for the help.
    Mike
    Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:38 PM
  • Hi,
    disabling the mediasense should have no side effects besides that WHS will now not detect a pulled cable any more (or a flickering connection).
    But in the past mediasense made also trouble on XP clients with certain network drivers ending up with not mappend network drive due to non executed scripts, because the network connection did flicker during startup.
    Best greetings from German
    Olaf
    Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:52 PM
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