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DSL using a router and an ICS box with f

By wlazar ·
I am setting up DSL access for four clients on a network of 15 clients and two servers, the OS's are win 98se and win2k pro. These computers are connected via a 16 port switch and a server running NT 4.x. All clients on the network need access to a proprietary program on the NT Server which is real temperamental and buggy. This proprietary program needs assigned IP addresses(I would rather not use DHCP server to assign IP addresses). I want to add DSL use the following way for security purposes:

1.) DSL modem connected to a linksys DSL router four port hub
2.) DSL router connected to a win2K pro box with software firewall
3.) Win2k pro box is the access point/gateway for all internet traffic from the select few win2k pro and win 98se clients that will have internet access.

I am using a cheap Linksys router with built in hub and attaching to a box with two nics(different brands) 1.) LAN 2.) Linksys router/WAN

Any suggestions would be appreciated since I am having a great deal of trouble configuring this with the box.

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by Soekratis In reply to DSL using a router and an ...

There is a way to put all this together and make it work. However, i must caution you that Linksys DSL router come with a fixed-class Subnet Mask, which is class C. e.g if have a class B network settings, then you may encounter problem . Of coursethere is a work-around but it will only complicate your network. If you network setting have no problem with Linksys restriction, then using the Lisksys router will be an option. The build-in firewall (NAT) is really good and including other function such as filtering users from accessing the Internet, ip & port forwarding and more. It also support DMZ.

Looking at your configurations, it is fairly a small network. I assumed you have assigned an IP address to the dsl router as this willbe the default gateway to the PC accessing the Internet. Remember to disable the build-in DHCP server on the dsl router as your requirement to have statis IP address on the clients. Also check the filtering where you can restrict by ip or mac address. Actually, setting up Linksys is a brief and by the way, though it is cheap, it is a good product. In fact, you can do without the additional WIN2K as the gateway.

Regards
Soekratis

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by Soekratis In reply to DSL using a router and an ...

Actually, i don't know how detail you want me to describe but if you need more info, please let me know.

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by eBob In reply to DSL using a router and an ...

Forget the software firewall. The LinkSYS router will do that for you. All you should need to do is turn off the DHCP server in the LinkSYS. You could put one of the popular Proxy Server applications on the W2K box to help manage outbound Internet access.

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by wlazar In reply to DSL using a router and an ...

Both the cliebt and I desire and need the redundant security of the win2k pro box attached to the Linksys router, utilizing ICS as a gateway for the internet access. Moreover, the use of win2k pro box as a software firewall and to monitor internet traffic/access patterns as well will provide redundancy, efficacy and peace of mind.

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by wlazar In reply to DSL using a router and an ...

I meant "client".

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