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Dedicating Nic Responsiblity

By jhill1017 ·
I want to setup my server with 2 nics ..
1 for only wan traffic (Nic 1)and
1 for only lan traffic (Nic 2)
can this be done with no other software.. and as easy as possible?

i am running
Windows 2003 Standard
Bellsouth DSL (Westell 6100 modem)
Static IP on Nic 1
Dynamic IP Assigned from Modem DHCP on Nic 2
(IP passthrough enabled on nic 1)
TRENDnet TE-500 hub

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Dedicating Nic Responsibl ...

Yes it can and by the sounds of what you have described it's already working as you have asked it to.

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by CG IT In reply to Dedicating Nic Responsibl ...

If I were you, I'd put a router with firewall capabilities or a firewall [Cisco PIX] between your westell modem and your server. not sure the Westell 6100 is also a router/firewall without looking up the specs nonetheless, having the server directly connected to your ISP is very bad security wise.

As far as your question, for the second NIC [LAN], make it a private Class C static [such as mask] connect the NIC to a switch and your good to go. the default gateway to the internet is the WAN NIC. DNS your ISPs DNS servers.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Dedicating Nic Responsibl ...

2003 standard comes with ias which is the router software that will do what you want. pretty sure you go to Add Remove Programs, Windows Programs to install it...

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

oops. not ias, ISA

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

oops, sarge wrong again. you want routing and that is RAS (Routing and Remote Access). ISA is the firewall proxy software.
RAS is installed automagically during the Server install but is turned off by default. use the configure your server wizard to turn it on.
here is an article you might like:
How To Allow Remote Users to Access Your Network in Windows Server 2003

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