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With DHCP, you get the DNS nameserver addresses that the router gets when it gets an IP address from your internet service provider (ISP). You can use the DNS nameserver addresses the router has like this: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 10.152.187.122 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 10.152.187.1 dns-nameservers 10.152.187.1


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What you're asking for is essentially a hybrid configuration of static IP but DHCP DNS. There is no such type of network setup - you either have static, or DHCP. You can explicitly define DNS nameservers, though, in your configuration, like so. This keeps static addresses, but unfortunately will not set DNS dynamically (which isn't really possible in a ...


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As per discussion in the chat, turn off auto-negotiation on the server and fix the network speed to the highest level that the Network Interface Card (NIC) can sustain. Start with 10Mbps, half duplex and work upwards to 10Mbps FD, 100Mbps HD, ... until the problem starts. Then go down one notch and leave it at that speed. To make the change permanent, ...


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Having 2 DHCP servers on the same network is definitely not a good idea, so I would do one of the 3 options below: Turn the DHCP service off on the Bell and add a wireless card (capable of playing AP) to the server and have it as the DHCP server DMZ the server, but don't give it DHCP capabilites and run everything that needs to be connected to the server ...



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