Internet drops off every few minutes on all pcs

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johnthegreen

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Hi, I am empoyed by a small PD, and we can't afford a dedicated IT staff. I have taken on the role of an IT guy, but have no real expertise in the field. We have a server, a Netgear FS750T, and about a dozen wired computers. Every computer loses the internet sporadically. This issue has been present for almost a year, and I have not been able to figure it out despite hours and hours of research. One network person I spoke to over the phone told me to buy a new network switch and see if it corrects it, as it would be cheaper to do that than to hire him. (scary) The FS750T is at least 10 years old or so, and has never been properly maintained.

We have a static DSL connection, and our ISP sent out a tech to look into the issue. I was not present when the tech came, but have been told that the technician reported the problem was not on their end, rather, it was on our end.

The internet drop offs are getting to be more and more frequent. It used to be around every 20 minutes or so, now it seems about every 5. All computers on the network are affected by the internet drop off.

The server is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, service pack 2. All of the PC's are running Microsoft Windows XP Pro (some Sp2, some sp3).

ipconfig/all on Server:
Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PDServerNew
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Jarvis2.com
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Jarvis2.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Server Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-21-0B-72-50
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.3
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 CT Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-25-57-EB-F7
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.110
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.50
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.110

ipconfig/all on workstation while internet was present:

C:\Documents and Settings\desk1.JARVIS2>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : desk1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Jarvis2.com
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Jarvis2.com
jarvis2.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : jarvis2.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
on
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-20-5B-A7-F0
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.126
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.50
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.110
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.110
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.110
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, October 11, 2008 10 53 25
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, October 19, 2008 10 53 25

If anyone can provide me some guidance or suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
John
 

TerryNet

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So, "Server" is acting as the Dhcp server and DNS server for your network, right? But, internet access is through another machine or router with IP 10.0.0.50? Is that a router or computer? If a PC, please show its ipconfig /all.

What is 192.168.0.1 and what is its role in your network?
 
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