I have been running my media server with a static IP for a while. Recently it has decided to lose connection to the outside world. I can still get to it from within my home network, but the server can't talk to the internet. I am not trying to get to the server from outside, just want the server to be able to pull up web info.
If I change it to use DHCP from the router everything is fine. And I can't think of anything that has changed to cause the problem with the static IP address.
The server is running XP Pro. The router is a Linksys WRT54G3G-ST, which connects to a DLINK switch that has all the computers tied to it.
Since I can still talk to the server box from within the home, it seems like a router problem, but I haven't changed anything with it. Any thoughts?