Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:11
So where is the IT guy?? Come on there has to be someone in this company that knows something about computers. You can not be the computer guy for the company?? Come on your encode shows to computers -- you can not be the go to computer/network guy?? Come on?
Yeah there are 2 interfaces on that screenshot, one getting an IP from dhcp server (your router I would guess 192.168.0.1 since its also your gateway and your dns - typical home router setup) 24 hour lease. The other interface is plugged in, but only has a APIPA address, ie RANDOM ip windows gives itself when connected to network and set for dhcp and no dhcp server answers.
You can not be using that interface?? Well you could, but it would be asinine to be using APIPA for networking. That is designed for billy bob the home user to be able to plug in computers to a switch and use tcp/ip without any dhcp server. You can not do anything with it, you can not get to the internet with it, you can just to other machines connected to the same switch or for that matter connected together with a cable.
Keep in mind that I don't think anyone is angry here, I for sure am not - if I sound like it, it is because I can not believe that companies operate in this mode?? Where is the IT guy? You clearly are not it, I applaud you for doing as much as your doing. If it is anything that bugs me, its how companies think they can operate like this?? You are clearly in a company doing TECH ****!!! Encoding video's etc.. Moving files across a network from one computer to another, etc. And you don't have a TECH IT GUY??? Come on WTF??
Maybe you should tell your boss to hire one?? Or maybe bring in a consultant for a short period to get you up and running where you need to be. And set it up so it can be managed by someone that is not IT, and have someone to call when you have questions, etc. Where are you located, I could come in on a Sat.. and Fix you all up. And make some serious suggestions on how to improve your network, etc.