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gnguyen Absent Member.
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New Router and IP Address

My current Internet Service Provider stops providing DSL line. A new one is taking over and giving me a new router and a new IP address. Please show me how to configure the new router and re-program the server to have new IP. I'm using Netware 6.5.

Thanks in advance.
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Bob-O-Rama
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Re: New Router and IP Address

Hi,

At the server console using INETCFG to reconfigure your NIC and IP settingins including your default gateway / router. This is under the Boards, Bindings, and Protocols-->TCP / IP settings-->LAN Static Routing options.

If you have not used INETCFG before it will prompt you to copy configuration statements from AUTOEXEC.NCF - let it do that using the "automatically import ..." the LAN driver and protocol settings option. Save the settings. Then reboot the server. It will now be configured exactly as before, just managed via INETCFG. After reboot, check the settinger were preserved using the CONFIG command, Monitor-->LAN / Wan Drivers, TCPCON, etc.... If it all looks good, then you can use INETCFG to change your IP address and router info. After you have saved the changes, you would use Reinitialize System command at console to activate the new settings.

-- Bob
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Re: New Router and IP Address

Gnguyen,
> Please show me how to configure the new router and re-program the server
> to have new IP. I'm using Netware 6.5.
>

No idea about the router, but for the server, see:
http://www.novell.com/documentation/nw65/mgmt_ip_nw/data/ai1h237.html

- Anders Gustafsson (Sysop)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)


Novell has a new enhancement request system,
or what is now known as the requirement portal.
If customers would like to give input in the upcoming
releases of Novell products then they should go to
http://www.novell.com/rms

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gnguyen Absent Member.
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Re: New Router and IP Address

Bob-O-Rama;2085635 wrote:
Hi,

At the server console using INETCFG to reconfigure your NIC and IP settingins including your default gateway / router. This is under the Boards, Bindings, and Protocols-->TCP / IP settings-->LAN Static Routing options.

If you have not used INETCFG before it will prompt you to copy configuration statements from AUTOEXEC.NCF - let it do that using the "automatically import ..." the LAN driver and protocol settings option. Save the settings. Then reboot the server. It will now be configured exactly as before, just managed via INETCFG. After reboot, check the settinger were preserved using the CONFIG command, Monitor-->LAN / Wan Drivers, TCPCON, etc.... If it all looks good, then you can use INETCFG to change your IP address and router info. After you have saved the changes, you would use Reinitialize System command at console to activate the new settings.

-- Bob


Thank you Bob. Your instructions couldn't be any more clearer. Thanks a million.
A follow up question: on the new router itself - do I have to do anything?
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Knowledge Partner
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Re: New Router and IP Address

Gnguyen,
> A follow up question: on the new router itself - do I have to do
> anything?
>

Depends, ideally do you need a static IP for the server. And, yes. Do
you use the server itself for NAT/Routing?

- Anders Gustafsson (Sysop)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)


Novell has a new enhancement request system,
or what is now known as the requirement portal.
If customers would like to give input in the upcoming
releases of Novell products then they should go to
http://www.novell.com/rms

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netwo Absent Member.
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Re: New Router and IP Address

My idea on that is dont change the servers ip add as much as possible. If the router or network can support NAT then i think its better.
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gnguyen Absent Member.
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Re: New Router and IP Address

netwo;2085819 wrote:
My idea on that is dont change the servers ip add as much as possible. If the router or network can support NAT then i think its better.


Hi netwo,

Yes, my router and support NAT. As I understand what you're saying is that if it's the case then I don't have to do anything. Server will take care of itself with new IP?
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netwo Absent Member.
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Re: New Router and IP Address

Hello,actually i dont have enough knowleadge to the impact of changing the ip address of the novell server. Usually i would retain that ip address as much as posible. As i understand in your case, the server's ip should be changed because you've got the new ISP that will provide the new network. Here's what i do, retain your current server ip address. Just use NAT to communicate with internet. advantage of this is you dont need to reconfigure clients that access your servers.But if you really need to change ip,then try it first in your lab.
regards,
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