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Pinging I.P Addresses

By den_santiago ·
I am currently testing Windows 2000 Server at one of our networks. The unit does not have a connection to other PCs on the network. I tried to assign a manual I.P Address for the unit. It worked just fine but when I tried to ping it or check based on IPCONFIG it shows there is no LAN Card connected? Is it a requirement for Windows 2000 Server to have physical connection to other PCs just to simulate I.P Addressing and DNS Configuration? This worked just fined in Windows NT 4.0. Anyways to resolve this?

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by hberkhoff In reply to Pinging I.P Addresses

Unfortunatly.... Yes, you must have your network card connected to a hub or switch. Maybe a temporary crosslink with your own system should help. But it's easier to just plug-in to your network. You also need a network card up and running when you install DNS or upgrade your server with dcpromo to become a domain controller.

When the network card is connected you can see the stats with ipconfig.

This all is by design, as Microsoft very often says.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Pinging I.P Addresses

what you want is a loopback plug.
here is a pinout i found. your mileage may vary.
you can buy these also.
http://www.alliedtelesyn.co.nz/documentation/rel772/html/hw25.htm#1021260
take any spaces out of this url...

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Pinging I.P Addresses

here is the pinout in a nutshell
TX+ to RX+ (pin 1 to pin 3)
TX- to RX- (pin 2 to pin 6)
if it doesn't work, you probably have pin one figured from the wrong end...

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