Setting up a static IP & network
Posted on 2004-09-08
I've had the rather daunting task to setting up a new office network using Windows Small Business Server 2003 today and I could use some advice as it's the first I've setup and I havent used SBS 2003 before.
I was asked to provide a network address/subnet which I have set as 10.0.0.10 for the server with a subnet of 255.0.0.0.
After doing this I realised my router which is attached to a second NIC is on 192.168.0.1 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0.
To complicate things our ISP will activate our broadband over the next few days with a static IP of 184.108.40.206 which I will need somehow assign to the server so that VPN, remote access and email are possible.
How to I get the static IP to point to the server, there is an option for the static IP on the router but I don't see how this woud help (or would it?) Does NAT on the router need to be disabled and enabled on the server instead? What about DCHP it's currently enabled on both the router and the server I believe which seems to be working as they are using different address ranges (router issues the server with an IP and the server issues the network computers with an IP) is that right?
If anyone could suggest a sensible config or offer some advice then I would really appreciate it.