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NT, IP addresses, and gateways

By lkane ·
Wan with 3 locations using different default gateways and IP schemes. Users travel to different locations and need access to the network. Without having the user change IP and gateway addresses, what is the best way to set them up....? How can DHCP help?

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by matkinson In reply to NT, IP addresses, and gat ...

DHCP aka Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, allows you to set workstation IP addresses, default gateways, and DNS servers. If your users laptops are set up to use DHCP ("Obtain an IP address automatically" in Win9x), they will not need to be reconfigured when moving between offices. At least as far as IP is concerned.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to NT, IP addresses, and gat ...

Your question was kind of short, but here is a possible way to go.

You could set up a trust relationship between the 3 wan locations (If you have 3 different domains) That way, when users log into the domain they are currently sitting at, the network takes care of the login permissions. Best if you have more than a 56K-dialup connection between the locations.
See the following articles pertaining to trust relationships (www.microsoft.com):
Article I Q111565
Article I Q128489

HP Case study:
http://www.microsoft.com/NTServer/nts/exec/casestudy/casestudy/hp.asp

If you don?t mind having the laptop users automatically change IP addresses when traveling Use the Obtain an IP address automatically option to have a DHCP server assign the pertinent info (as the previous answer stated). But, They will still have to log in using a valid account on the local domain (i.e. Guest)! Also, this will cause problems when starting up the machine with no network attached (if you do not have a network free hardware profile).

In summary, I would recommend the Trust way, but it can be tricky in itself. If you need more help, post a comment and I will dig up some more info.

Cheers,
Beef

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by Beefhead In reply to NT, IP addresses, and gat ...

Sorry, I posted answer 2 and then Techrepublic forgot that I was logged in...
hence the deleted user...

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