Recommendations for a new Router and network changes in Microsoft SBS2000 Environment
Posted on 2005-04-06
I was wondering if you experts can recommend a router and/or a network configuraiton for our small office.
We currently have a shared T1 access for internet using a Netgear RT311 router. Our access provider gave us 3 IP addresses and gave us a ethernet drop into our server room. We are currently only using 1 IP using Micosoft SBS2000 server. There are a few things that we would like to do that I think we cannot do without upgrading/reconfiguring the network.
(1) We need to be able to give internet-only access to visitors without giving network access. Currently, we have all our client machines going through SBS2000 which is then connected to the Netgear router. So, I was thinking that we may need another router with a additional ports that can be used for direct access to the internet.
(2) We also would like to have a machine that is not in our corporate network that is accessible from outside without putting that machine in our network. We plan on accessing that machine either through FTP or some other way.
Would appreciate some suggestions on a new router and the network. Thanks.