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gechurch

So your modem will still be doing the dialing, but you want the server to do DHCP/DNS?

If so what you want to do is:
- Set the modem with a static IP (192.168.0.1).
- Disabled the DHCP server on the modem.
- The modem will still need DNS servers (since it's got a static IP it won't be given the DNS servers your DHCP server is handing out). You can either let the ISP push down the DNS settings, or can use 8.8.8.8/8.8.4.4.
- Enable DNS and DHCP on the server.
- Configure DHCP to dish out 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as DNS servers, and your modem's IP (eg. 192.168.0.1) as the default gateway.
- Lastly, make sure 192.168.0.1 and any other static addresses you are using are not in the DHCP address pool.