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windows as a router

By hastain ·
hi all,

I am using windows 2000 server on a generic PC.

For testing purposes I need to have this PC act as a router.
i have installed 2 NIC's
i have verified connectivity fromt he Windows 200 serer PC

I have installed RRAS and configured it as a router

the problem is that client PC's that use the windows 2000 sevrer as a gateway cannot access the network on other side of router UNTIL the windows 2000 server box does.

so i am guessing there is a demand dial setting or similar aomewhere but i have exhausted my patience trying to find it.

Please help!

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by CG IT In reply to windows as a router

well first thing is RRAS. RRAS is for remote access and has a policy for allowing users access. RRAS isn't for LAN users "routing traffic to the internet. that is for ICS.

For multihomed computers to act as a gateway for other computers on the LAN, you need to create 2 subnets. 1 subnet is for the WAN and the other is LAN. run the ICS wizard to setup the computer as a "router" to foward traffic to the internet. users connect to the LAN via a switch or hub. the WAN NIC becomes the default gateway and user computer are configured with the WAN NIC IP address as the gateway address. Windows will "route" traffic via the WAN link.

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