Installing 2nd NIC. Any special steps? Or mostly plug and play?
Posted on 2004-10-15
I will be moving from single NIC config and installing a second NIC. Current configuration is a Single NIC, DSL modem and VPN/Gateway Router that all components connect to. With the two NIC config I will incorporate a Switch for the interior/LAN and will get rid of the external Router and use the SBS’s router for the WAN. (I am told that this is the preferred config.)
Is there anything that I need to do special prior to powering down the system and installing the second NIC? Or is it for the most part plug-and-play?