DHCP 3.x not assigning Default Gateway on Manual entries

Thanks for taking the time to look at this with me:

We’ve been using DHCP 2.x on our 4.11 servers for years and recently
upgraded to NetWare 6.5 SP2 and DHCP 3.x (currently we are running DHCP
Server Version 3.13.04 April 30, 2004). I was able to import our subnets
without any problem and everything appears to be working fine except for
the following anomaly: Manually / Statically assigned entries are not
getting their Default Gateway – at least most of the time. Oddly enough,
sometimes they do, but they lose it shortly. An ipconfig /all will
generate similar info. on manual entries :

Ethernet adapter DS NIC:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : tiu.edu
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast
Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible) #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-DB-28-02-68
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.118.18.10
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.16.10.37
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.16.10.38
172.16.10.37
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, September 09, 2004
8:33:28 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, December 31, 1969
6:59:56 PM

Notice the Default Gateway is missing. However, Automatically /
Dynamically assigned workstations are getting all DHCP info, i.e., IP,
Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, etc.

-NetWare 6.5 SP2 on all our servers
-DHCP Server Version 3.13.04 April 30, 2004 (though I tried earlier
versions of 3.x that came with 6.5 and still has the same problem).
-4,000+ DHCP assigned devices

I really appreciate and look forward to any help you can offer,

Thanks!

Bill Scully

Senior Network Engineer and Administrator
Information Technology
Trinity International University
2065 Deerfield, IL 60015