How to get into the configuration utility to set the nic/ip address
At my work we usually get dell servers in and upon startup I'm able to get into the utility by hitting cntrl/E or cntrl/D - with the 4400 I get 2 prompts - one for cntrl/a which is the scsi config or cntrl/m which is the rebuild disk utility. I hneed to set the ip address so our second party vendor can log in and build the server.
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1.Go to the dos prompt and type in ipconfig
2. An invalid ip address is anything that start off with 169.xx.xx.xx
3. If it give you an a valid ip address, go to a blank line on the dos prompt
4. Type ipconfig/release..press enter. A lot of information is going to come up
5. Go the next blank line in dos type ipconfig/renew.
6. Then power cycle the modem and computer by turn the modem completely off and then turn off the computer for 3 minutes. Then turn the modem and computer back on. Check to see if this work.
This is more a configuration error. Depending on how you have your DHCP setup, you may need to adjust it's setting. No mention of what os you are using but if you set your DHCP to give IP addresses only to the LAN, set the ISP NIC address to receive its ip from the ISP provider, you should be able to get Internet access to your server and the LAN.
If you have done so, use the server os to setup your Internet connection. Answer a few questions about how you connect to the Net and the os will do most of the configuration for you.
I saw this a couple of months ago...let's see if I can remember:
In our case we even added a third nic (pci) and it wouldn't work
First, it is possible that the new mainboard has a different chipset on the nic than the last one. Check the driver d/l site for alternate drivers or Contact Dell support to be sure the right driver is in place.
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Also, does the nic work if you slow it down or on auto?
I think it was malware in my clients' case. Get back to me if still ng and I'll ask their sysadmin if she remembers.