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Client Internet Access Via LAN

By ljacobs ·
Is there a way to have internet access on a LAN without installing third party software?
Senario:
Windows 2000 server with ADSL modem (Static Public IP)+ NIC connected to LAN via HUB (Private IP) + 2 Windows XP client PCs connected to LAN (PrivateIPs).
If possible how do I config the IP settings etc.

Thanks,

Lee.

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by rick.dash In reply to Client Internet Access Vi ...

First off I would never set a server on a public network without going through a router with firewall capability. You open yourself up for more trouble than you can possibly handle. I would recommend redesigning the network with a low cost router and that uses DSL. Make sure the router has enough ports to allow some growth. Linksys or one of those type routers should do.

You can set up routing on the server and poijnt all pc's to that ip address of the server as the gateway. This I would not recommend however.

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by chriswales In reply to Client Internet Access Vi ...

Yes. You can configure your Win2k server (or whatever system you want to be the gateway) to the ADSL modem. You will need 2 network cards in that system. 1 to the modem, 1 to the hub/lan for best performance.

Then, in Network properties, you must enable Internet Connection Sharing.

Open Network and Dial-up Connections.
Right-click the dial-up, VPN, or incoming connection you want to share, and then click Properties.
On the Sharing tab, select the Enable Internet connection sharing for this connection check box.
If you want this connection to dial automatically when another computer on your home network attempts to access external resources, select the Enable on-demand dialing check box.
Important

You should not use this feature in a network with other Windows 2000 Server domain controllers, DNS servers, gateways, DHCP servers, or systems configured for static IP.
When you enable Internet connection sharing, the network adapter connected to the home or small office network is given a new static IP address configuration. Existing TCP/IP connections on the Internet connection sharing computer are lost and need to be reestablished.
To use the Internet connection sharing feature, users on your home office or small office network must configure TCP/IP on their local area connection to obtain an IP address automatically. For more information, see To configure TCP/IP settings. Home office or small office network users must also configure Internet options forInternet connection sharing. For more information, see To configure Internet options for Internet connection sharing.
If the Internet connection sharing computer is using ISDN or a modem to connect to the Internet, you must select the Enable on-demand dialing check box.

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by wroming In reply to Client Internet Access Vi ...

Ok here is the quickest and easiest way to setup the whole network. Go down to your local store and pick up and Linksys DSL router. The router has NAT (Network Address Translation) builit into it that away your public stays public and you can have aclass C network schema. Which is a total of 254 network address it also has the capibility of doing IP forwarding if you ever decided to have FTP or Web server. Now on the server side you have two options create a domain or a member server and have a peer to peer network. The DSL router also acts as a DHCP server so the clients would need to have the IP settings set to obtain address automatically. On the server side if you are wanting to have that setup statically then you would have to manually enter in the IP information. How you can get that is after one of the workstations is setup go to start run and type cmd for a command prompt from there do a ipconfig /all and it will tell you the gateway, subnet to use as well as all DNS and WINSinfo that is required. For the IP you want to use the one farest from the IP schema so if the workstation has a IP of 192.168.1.2 then you want to give your server an IP of 192.168.1.254 which is the last available IP because you do not want IP conflicts and how DHCP works is it gives IP's in order. But, you could also just set the server to obtain IP information automatically if you wanted to. Now if you are a Domain Enviroment then you are going to need a then you are going to need to make the workstations a part of the domain and still setup the computers with the same addressing schema. If you have any other questions just email me at wroming@ci.killeen.tx.us :-) Hope this helps

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by wroming In reply to Client Internet Access Vi ...

Also forgot to add that you only want the computers that require HIGH bandwidth plugged directly into the DSL router the others would need to be plugged into a switch that can also be picked up at your local store or network supplier. And connect them via cross over cable. So that away you will not be short on ports.

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