My first post, hoping to join the Linux fraternity. Recently my server at work crashed, rubbishy old Windows 2000 SBE. So I took the opportunity to try and set up a Linux server. At home I've been using Suse since January but that's just one computer on its own, hooked up to a very nice Linksys router. I'm having a couple of problems with my router at work with FC2. I picked up the Red Hat Fedora Linux 2 Bible as it contained the disks and comprehensive information for a reasonable price. Although I'm not so hot on network administration I'm getting there eventually. The problem is that I need to set up my router before I can get on with the job of setting up the network. At the moment I'm running a BT Voyager 240 ADSL router hooked through a switch. I can see the router admin section in Mozilla if I type in the IP address. (192.168.1.1) I can ping the router. If I leave the FC2 on DHCP it will connect automatically to the router and the internet. However as I need to set this server up as a DHCP server for the other little nasty Windows machines I will need it to have a static IP address for the router's default gateway. Every time I change the setting of my outgoing "eth0" from DHCP to a static gateway it cannot connect to the internet, although I can still ping. One other note, the statically set IP address I gave the computer was (192.168.1.11) For those with more knowledge of TCP/IP, could that be the issue.
Please help as I am sick of this and the boss doesn't understand why someone who isn't a systems administrator can't just plug a couple of computers together and they just work automatically.