SBS2003 with belkin wirelessap/router - crossposted in ww/less n'group

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Guy de Bossy, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. Guy de Bossy

    Guy de Bossy Guest

    Our network is SBS2003 and 2 PCs cabled in and the 4 are wireless.
    Previously when server was just Win2003, we had it as peer-peer network. Cat
    5 cabling went from broadband modem to the router and router was providing
    the DHCP function.

    To install SBS2003, we disabled DHCP in the router. How do I now connect the
    machines to router.

    Current connection - using one NIC and router
    b/band modem --> router --> server
    |
    --> pc
    |
    --> laptop
    |
    How should I connect for security? Leave it as current or

    use 2 NICS and have it as follows,
    b/band modem --> Server --> Router |
    |--> pc
    |
    --> laptop
    |
    and use ISA2000 for cacheing and firewall

    Thanks in advance, Paul
     
    Guy de Bossy, Jun 8, 2004
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  2. Guy de Bossy

    Matt Gibson Guest

    For security, your SBS box should ALWAYS use 2 nics.

    -Matt
     
    Matt Gibson, Jun 8, 2004
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  3. Guy de Bossy

    Henry Craven Guest

    Buy yourself an extra NIC and a Switch.
    (...you can get a 8 Port switch for $30.00 these days )

    BB modem
    |
    Router / AP ----- | ------ |
    | Wireless Clients
    Server Ext NIC VPN to Network
    |
    SBServer
    |
    Server Int NIC
    |
    Switch
    |
    -----------------------------------
    | | | |
    W/S W/S

    That's the most secure and my prefered scenario with this equipment.
    .....otherwise:


    BB modem
    |

    |
    Server Ext NIC
    |
    SBServer
    |
    Server Int NIC
    |
    Switch
    |
     
    Henry Craven, Jun 8, 2004
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