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WSE 2012 Unable To Access Internet After Router Change


thomaid
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I just installed WSE 2012 on an HP MicroServer for my home network. When I installed, I was using a combined modem/router from Comcast, and the server was able to access the Internet without any problems. But the built-in router (or more specifically the Wi-Fi hotspot function) on the Comcast device sucked, so I got Comcast to enable bridge mode on it, and fired up my old Linksys E3000 router. With the new configuration, all the devices on my home network can access the Internet, *except* the server.


 


Although I'm not a DNS expert, it looks like the server is able to resolve addresses on the Internet fine - if I ping an Internet address (e.g. www.liesdamnedlies.com, my own site), ping comes back with:


 


Pinging ianthomas.typepad.com [204.9.177.195] with 32 bytes of data:


Reply from 192.168.2.101: Destination host unreachable


 


(Yes, I know I should migrate off Typepad)


 


Here's what I get when I try various nslookup tests:


 


PS C:\Users\ian> nslookup www.liesdamnedlies.com 192.168.2.1

Server:  UnKnown

Address:  192.168.2.1

 

Non-authoritative answer:

Name:    ianthomas.typepad.com

Address:  204.9.177.195

Aliases:  www.liesdamnedlies.com

 

PS C:\Users\ian> nslookup www.liesdamnedlies.com 192.168.2.101

DNS request timed out.

    timeout was 2 seconds.

Server:  UnKnown

Address:  192.168.2.101

 

Non-authoritative answer:

Name:    ianthomas.typepad.com

Address:  204.9.177.195

Aliases:  www.liesdamnedlies.com

 

PS C:\Users\ian> nslookup www.liesdamnedlies.com 75.75.75.75

DNS request timed out.

    timeout was 2 seconds.

Server:  UnKnown

Address:  75.75.75.75

 

DNS request timed out.

    timeout was 2 seconds.

DNS request timed out.

    timeout was 2 seconds.

DNS request timed out.

    timeout was 2 seconds.

DNS request timed out.

    timeout was 2 seconds.

*** Request to UnKnown timed-out

 


I've tried fiddling with various network settings, but to no avail. The server is using a fixed IP address (192.168.2.101) - I've tried various combinations of fixed & dynamic IP addresses, but to no avail. One detail that may be relevant is that the local subnet address changed when I changed routers - the old router used 10.0.0.0 and the new one uses 192.168.2.0.


 


Any help/pointers gratefully received - am I missing some policy thing, or something?


 


Thanks,


Ian


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Run nslookup on any domain , grab the IP and try to hit the address by IP.  If you can, you have DNS issues, if not, soemthing is blocking that server.

 

Frankly, I'd never use a device supplied by an ISP.

 

From the command prompt type "nslookup google.com"  (No quotes)

 

You will see one of the IP Addresses returned is 173.194.44.229

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What DNS settings do you have on your server? It may - or you may - have set it to your old router (i.e. 10.X.X.X) which is obviously non-existent. Although the server is the authoritative DNS for any domain you host off of it, the server has to reach out to get the DNS resolution.

 

Might want to try giving a static DNS IP as the first choice (may I suggest Google's (8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4 or some like OpenDNS [i can't use it because OpenDNS doesn't resolve miltiry IPs.])

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I agree with the others, this is a DNS issue most likely. If, as you say, your server IP is static, then you would have to manually change the DNS address on the server.

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