RV042 LAN IP Change

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by hadisious, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. hadisious

    hadisious LI Guru Member

    I have a RV042 and im trying to change my default LAN IP from to something else so that my co-workers can access through VPN from there home(which most have routers that are defaulted to

    So.... when i change the LAN IP to say..., no one in my office can then access the share on the server. I have reconfigured the server to the new IP and the other computers, then rebooted both, and still they can see each other on the workgroup but cannot access the shares that reside on the server. Some of the other computer can connect to each other but nothing can acess the server specifically.

    BTW- our server is really just a workstation that is XP PRO and a share set up for our simple file sharing needs. I use the RV042 as our vpn point with the PPTP server.

    I am a bit stumped and frustrated with this problem, anyone have any ideas? thanks so much in advance
  2. Sfor

    Sfor Network Guru Member

    If all the computers are using DHCP the change is quite simple. But, if there are computers with static IP, it will be necesary to change the gateway settings along with LAN IP on each one. In some cases a DNS settings update is necesary, as well.
  3. hadisious

    hadisious LI Guru Member

    thanks for the reply

    i understand this but unfortunately ive tried flushing/updating the DNS and ive changed the gateways/IP's on all the static IP computers. Still no luck, any other ideas anyone? your help is greatly appreciated
  4. hadisious

    hadisious LI Guru Member


    also ive found some more information,when i make the IP change, all other computers can talk to eachother fine except my server... the only computer connected directly to the router.... everything else hitsa hub first then the router.

    the strangest thing of all is..... when i use the PING command ON THE RV042.... i get 100% loss on the IP address of the server that is DIRECTLY connected to the router....

    please i really am stumped on this one, thanks
  5. Sfor

    Sfor Network Guru Member

    The only thing that cames to my mind is the server's IP is not in the local network range. The effect would egxactly the same as you have described.
  6. hadisious

    hadisious LI Guru Member

    the server is not in the DHCP IP Address field but tahts all... its in the same IP range and the same subnet. This is frustrating the hell out of me.
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