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comment Unable to ping or access local device
@Saad Bashir Then it sounds like your dhcp server is not setting the same values as when you set them manually. From a dos-box type ipconfig /all and carefully inspect the results for the network interface, especially SUBNET MASK and DEFAULT GATEWAY. There has to be a difference somewhere.. Silly question, but the MAC addresses are different on both machines?
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comment Unable to ping or access local device
@Saad Bashir Thanks for the schematic! :-) The E1000 is indeed a router. It also has a 4-port switch (LAN side) and wifi capabilities (also LAN side). The Internet Port (Yellow) should be used to 'uplink' to routers closer to your Internet connection. However, if all you're using are the (Blue) LAN ports and WiFi then you can have everything on one subnet and have the DHCP server running ONLY on the 1.1 router (as you currently have). If both Router-2 and Router-3 have nothing in the Yellow ports then I would check that the default gateway set properly (point to 192.168.1.1) on PC-1 and PC-2.
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comment Unable to ping or access local device
Routers, routers, everywhere and there was no schematic to see! You do realise that you need different networks between your networks? I would use 192.168.1.0/24 between Routers-1, 2 and 3. Then have 192.168.1.0/24 on the LAN side of Router-2 and 192.168.2.0/24 on the LAN side of Router-3. Run DHCP on Router-2 and in the DHCP server settings, set the gw address to that of router (1.0/24). You're breaking things by using the same network on both sides of the router. Next time, please post a little diagram.. :-)
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comment What's the best way to move c:\users to d:\users under vista/W7
Isn't is hilarious that the question is closed as off-topic yet has an enormous following with anwsers and upvotes.
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comment Filesystem (or another use) for totally unreliable, old hard disks on a Linux system
@ewwhite You misread the question, he doesn't care if he gets sick with explosive 'diarrhea'.
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comment Use internet connection of server, on a client, using proxy or something
@vaheeds Thanks for the feedback. OpenVPN has many features, so I would really take it step by step. Just a simple static point to point vpn and then add options. The two options in your client file to make use of the remote internet connection as your gatway are: 'redirect-gateway def1 bypass-dhcp' and 'dhcp-option DNS 10.8.9.1'. The ip address is machine A's vpn address when connected. Unfortunately, people much smarter than us found your question off-topic. In their infinite wisdom they have put it on hold and I can therfore not provide an Answer that you can vote on...
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comment Use internet connection of server, on a client, using proxy or something
@vaheeds You could install OpenVPN on the machine A. You can then open a single port that you can connect to from machine B. Once connected you can then use machine A as the default gateway for machine B, hence enable internet access on machine B through machine A. I have set up a similar setup on Linux and it works very well. You can find documentation for OpenVPN here: openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/documentation/howto.html
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comment Can I update Ubuntu with active users logged in?
@tombull89 yeah, I realised that later too, thanks.. It's a flaw on all stack exchange sites. I really do not understand why they haven't fixed that yet. The most common reply I see from newcomers is the question 'why the downvote', which is very discouraging. You can only make a first impression once and I'm sure SE can do better than that. It's just a simple bit of code modification.
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comment Windows 8: GPO to block shutdown without blocking restart?
@mdpc The greatest advantage I can see why you would prevent a shutdown is that once completed you no longer have a running operating system. If this machine is located remotely you have conveniently shot yourself in your foot.
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comment Can I update Ubuntu with active users logged in?
It's a flaw of serverfault where people can downvote without leaving a comment. It's really sad. Hope you have a thick skin.
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comment Use internet connection of server, on a client, using proxy or something
Bah, the reason for the downvote you give I believe is appaling. Not everybody sees spending money as the solution. Instead this person is trying to think outside the square which should be appreciated. True, he may not have developed this site's skills of asking a question in a format its members are comfortable with but that is the course many of us take when starting somehwere new. Welcome to Serverfault vaheeds, I hope you've got a thick skin.
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comment How do I pipe the output of the journalctl to cURL?
I really think these sites could be way more useful if downvoters indeed explained why they downvoted. It's especially rude to newcomers..
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comment Mysql not starting after upgrading debian squeeze to wheezy
@Michael Hampton weirdly enough there are no errors logged. The fix for me was to set the default storage engine to MyISAM in my.cnf
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answered Mysql not starting after upgrading debian squeeze to wheezy