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Accessing My new home server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey i just installed the evaluation version of WHS on one of my machines, install went fine and everything but when trying to connect it to my network it seems to not show up.  I have it plugged into my router yet it doesn't seem to connect, it shows a server ip when i look around on the servre but it doesn't show the router ip.  i have tried to do the connector thing they say on the dl site http://servername:55000 by replacing the server name with what i have named my server yet i cannot seem to get it working.  If anyone has any suggestions on what i should do it would help.
    Friday, January 16, 2009 10:06 PM

Answers

  • Yes, it sounds the driver is missing. Look at the NIC card and see if you can find what model the card is. Then you should be able to go the vendors website to get the Windows 2003 driver.

    Also, if you have a PC from a major manufacturer like HP or Dell you can usually go to thier support website and type in the model number of your PC. They should have a support page that will list all the drivers you will need for your particular system.

    Saturday, January 17, 2009 4:09 AM
  • Hi,
    there should be a CD containing Windows XP or Server 2003 drivers, which has been delivered with the mainboard, or you search on the FoxConn webpage for drivers.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Monday, January 19, 2009 9:24 PM
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All replies

  • If you login to your server locally, please check two things:
    Is there a driver installed for your network adapter? (In Control Panel/System/Hardware/Device Manager)
    What is the output of
    ipconfig /all
    entered in a command prompt on the server?
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Friday, January 16, 2009 10:22 PM
    Moderator
  • when i do ipconfig/all all it says is IP cofiguration no other data

    the network adapter seems to be there "1394 Net Adapter" however there is the question mark next to the Ethernet controller

    Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface is what the computer has but i don't see it on there, could the driver be missing?
    Friday, January 16, 2009 10:39 PM
  • Yes, it sounds the driver is missing. Look at the NIC card and see if you can find what model the card is. Then you should be able to go the vendors website to get the Windows 2003 driver.

    Also, if you have a PC from a major manufacturer like HP or Dell you can usually go to thier support website and type in the model number of your PC. They should have a support page that will list all the drivers you will need for your particular system.

    Saturday, January 17, 2009 4:09 AM
  • Hi,
    "1394 Net Adapter" is the FireWire adapter (which you can disable in device manager or better in the Bios, as long as you don't use it for anything else - which is not very likely on the server).
    Is the network adapter an onboard component of your mainboard?
    In this case you may check the website of the maker of the mainboard for network drivers.
    Better, if you know the chip for the network adapter on that board, check the website of the chip maker (i.e. Marvell, Intel, NVidia ...) directly for current drivers supporting that chip (ideally Windows Server 2003 drivers, often Windows XP drivers do it as well) and install those.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Saturday, January 17, 2009 12:12 PM
    Moderator
  • Olaf Engelke said:

    "1394 Net Adapter" is the FireWire adapter (which you can disable in device manager or better in the Bios, as long as you don't use it for anything else - which is not very likely on the server).

    FireWire is a better technology for connecting external storage devices than USB, in my opinion. So I wouldn't disable it in the BIOS. But otherwise, yes, you need drivers for your network adapter before your server will be fully functional.


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, January 17, 2009 1:38 PM
    Moderator
  • Foxconn MCP73M01H1 mother board, PCI Realtek RTL8201CL 10/100 LAN PHY
    Monday, January 19, 2009 4:40 PM
  • Hi,
    there should be a CD containing Windows XP or Server 2003 drivers, which has been delivered with the mainboard, or you search on the FoxConn webpage for drivers.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Monday, January 19, 2009 9:24 PM
    Moderator