Proper use of Wireless Cable Modem/Router w/ SBS

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Sean Rector, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. Sean Rector

    Sean Rector Guest

    I'd like to not plug my server directly into the cable modem, and keep that
    extra layer of protection that the Wireless router gives me.

    Is it possible?

    Here's what I propose:

    Cable Modem - WAN port of DI-614+ - LAN Port to NIC1 in Server (Public)
    NIC2 in Server (Private) - WAN port of DI-624

    Turn off wireless access in DI-614+, and turn off DHCP in DI-624 - shouldn't
    the server then become the DHCP server for wired and wireless connections?

    Please CC reply to

    Thanks a bunch, guys!
     
    Sean Rector, Mar 1, 2004
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  2. Sean Rector

    Jack Ping Guest

    It does not make sense to connect internal NIC to DI624 WAN port, the
    server can not act as a DHCP server for the workstations behind DI624.

    Pls reference to the following drawing, working in my lab.


    --------------------------
    | Cable Modem |
    --------------------------
    |
    |
    ================
    | Wireless Router | <---- disable DHCP
    ================
    | | __
    | | | \
    ________ | \
    | SBS | | \
    |_______| | \
    | | \
    | | \
    *********************** \
    | Switch/HUB | \
    *********************** \
    | | | | __\|
    | | | |
    Wired Workstations Wireless Workstaions
     
    Jack Ping, Mar 2, 2004
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  3. Sean Rector

    Sean Rector Guest

    What I'm going to do instead is connect the private side nic to port 1 of
    the DI624, keep DHCP off on the DI624, and that should allow my server to be
    the DHCP server for the wired and wireless workstations.

    I'm checking with DLink to verify whether the DI624 can be used as a simple
    gateway instead of as a router.
     
    Sean Rector, Mar 2, 2004
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