My home network has D-LINK router with two computer connected via RJ45 and I also have laptop connected to network via Wireless. My laptop I can/connect browse INTERNET but unable to connect/see shared drive (or can not even PING) my computer1 where VI installed and use to connect to ESxi.
How did you setup the networking when you installed ESXi? Did you use DHCP or configure a static IP address? Can you check your router to make sure that it's leasing an ip address to the host system?
First, many thanks for your response.
I used the DHCP whe installed/configured the network on esxi.
This is another problem. using this workstation (XP) I can not login to my ROUTER which is 192.168.0,.1 This w/s has ip address (Ethernet) of 192.168.2.10, subnet mask og 255.255.255.0 and Default gateway of 192.168.2.1, DHCP=192.168.2.1 and DSN=192.168.2.1.
I can/will use another computer(laptop) connected wireless to check ROUTER config?
Hope this help to help me?
I could be mistaken about this as I'm certainly no network expert. But if your default gateway is 192.168.2.1, wouldn't that be the IP address of your router?
I did check my ROUTER and it does NOT have IP assigned to ESXi HOST? I am not sure how it got the 192.168.2.12 is it from localhost.gateway.2wire.net as it shows up as HOST NAME???
Here is my setup:
HomeNetwork: D-LINK 655- Wireless Router
Router Setting as follow:
IP Range Assigned= 192.168.0.100 - 192.168.0.199
2-Computers running Windows XP connected thru D-LINK router i.e Computer1 (192.168.0.101) & Computer2 (192.168.0.102)
1-Laptop (Windows XP) connected via Wireless - Computer 3
ESXi installed on DL380-G3
2 NIC - Only 1 connected to D-LINK Router
Network configuration: Use Dynamic IP Address and network configuration
IP address assigned/given by installation=192.168.2.12
Computer1 has VI installed and I can connect/manage the HOST (ESXi) thru COMPUTER1 but COMPUTER2 can not access/PING COMPUTER1 neither COMPUTER3 (Connected via Wireless) can see/access COMPUTER1 or HOST (192.168.2.12). I am not too familiar with network setting and any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!
let me know if you have any question and/or require additional info.
I guess I found the issue but not sure....
I have Bell Network DSL MODEM (capable of routing I think etc.) In front of that I have D-LINK 192.168.0.1
I guess the Bel DSL MODEM is 192.168.2.1 and may be configured for DHCP etc. I never used/setup/configured aware of that until today.. I have to investigate it further. If it is correct some how the ESXi host getting the IP address from my DSL MODEM/router not D-LINK IS it possible?
Yeah it looks like that is what is happening. I don't think I know enough about networking to solve that problem without being there =(
Thanks very much for your responses. I guess I need to configure my Bel Router to DISBALE DHCP and only use D-LINK. Also I found my mistake that one of the wire was going to my BELL router....
Many thanks for your replies!
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 11:10:18 -0700
Subject: Networking New message: "ESXi on home network"
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