Windows 2000 home network
Posted on 2004-09-28
I am about to begin a little home network using Windows 2000 to provide connectivity to the "client" computers in my home.
Before we go any further let me just say that I don't want to hear "just use a router..."
After I install Windows 2000 I get the "configure your server wizard". I run the AD setup which installs DNS,DHCP and AD of course.
I choose this computer to be the first server in a new domain.
I call the domain home.local
I have 2 NIC cards in this system:
1- to the internet via cable modem, 2- to the internal network
I do not have a static IP address (isp wont sell me one without changing to business high speed @ 75$/mo.
What do I need to do next to configure DHCP so it hands out leases to the client systems?
What do I need to do to properly configure DNS so that all systems can surf the net?
Do I need to setup routing and remote access? -if so, which options to I choose?
Please try to avoid hyperlinks to sites, I too can surf the internet, please provide answers in your own words.