configure windows 2003 as router OR router on our LAN?

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by sphilip, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. sphilip

    sphilip Guest

    I have a 2mbps adsl connection at work, the ISP terminated a RJ45 pin & left
    it with us to setup the internet for our LAN of 15 users.

    the ISP has provided us with the following

    IP: 213.132.39.126
    SUBNET: 255.255.255.252
    GATEWAY:213.132.39.118

    PREFERED DNS: 213.132.33.19
    2ndary DNS: 213.132.33.20

    The Server has one NIC configured as DHCP server with

    IP: 192.168.1.5
    SUBNET: 255.255.255.0

    SCOPE is 192.168.1.15 to 192.168.1.200


    Can I setup my windows 2003 server to act as a roouter so that the clients
    can access the internet

    OR

    can you help me on how to configure my router to share this internet
    connection

    Please help
     
    sphilip, Feb 11, 2007
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    Anthony Guest

    You need to buy something like a Cisco 877 to act as your gateway to the
    Internet. When you run the Cisco setup it will guide you through using the
    IPs the ISP has given you for the external connection, and you use your
    internal IP's on the inside. You will need to set up Address Translation,
    and access-lists to firewall your internal network from the internet,
    Anthony
    www.airdesk.co.uk
     
    Anthony, Feb 11, 2007
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    Bill Grant Guest

    I would definitely use the router, not the server as the gateway to the
    Internet. Just a warning though. Frankster's method will not work properly
    if you are running the server as a domain controller. You will need to set
    up DNS differently.
     
    Bill Grant, Feb 11, 2007
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