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Installing A second Network Card?

By rlesley ·
I am preparing to install a second network card into my NT 4 server to connect to a router for DSL. I run DHCP and WINS. This server runs Proxy Server 2.0. Are there anythings I should do to prepare for a second network adapter. Any advice?

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Installing A second Network Card?

by calves In reply to Installing A second Netwo ...

Which ever card you plan to use for the outside world, make sure it holds the proper IP addresses. Same goes for the one that points to the inside of the network. Same goes for the config of Proxy.

Good luck!

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by DC1 In reply to Installing A second Netwo ...

Its pretty straight-forward. I would probably re-apply my service packs to keep the bindings up to date though.

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by Phinaddict In reply to Installing A second Netwo ...

The installation of the card is pretty straight forward. Like said above I would re-apply the service pack just to ensure everything is up to date. One thing you might need to do is update your routing tables using the route command at your command prompt. For proxy server you will have a few things you need to worry about (LAT, Bindings, etc) for more info on this check out http://proxyfaq.networkgods.com/htmlFAQ/default.htm

Good luck!

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by rlesley In reply to Installing A second Netwo ...
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by McKayTech In reply to Installing A second Netwo ...

I have just two mini-thoughts to offer. First, make sure you have an IRQ available for the second card - it's not normally a problem but I've seen many servers where all the IRQs were spoken for.

Second, I personally like to run a different NIC for the DSL connection than for the main connection. Since there is no benefit to a fast Ethernet card on a DSL link, I will often use a simple 10BaseT NIC. My reason is just one of eliminating a source of confusion for future troubleshooting. If I have two identical cards, remembering which one goes where is more difficult.

Proxy Server is pretty straightforward and I think the link supplied in one of the other answers has some good information.

paul

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by rlesley In reply to Installing A second Netwo ...
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by timber In reply to Installing A second Netwo ...

I am running almost the same thing you are pruposing. My NT 4 Server was my DHCP server. I had to set up dhcp on another box so that I could enable DHCP for the card that is plugged into my DSL Router.. (You can't run DHCP Server and select DHCP for any of the cards in that box.) If you only have one server I would suggest plugging the DSL router into another machine and turning off DHCP via telnet (If your router is a Cisco 675 the passwords should be blank). Be catious with this (There areplenty docs on the net that go over this in detail) the first time I tried it not being a Cisco person I pretty much blew it up and had to trade it in for a new router.

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