i have a cable modem going into a wireless and ethernet broadband router. this router acts as a dhcp and shares the internet to all the computers.
i have a new machine that is running win 2k server. 3 desktops running xp professional. and 1 laptop running xp home.
the laptop is wireless.
the win 2k server has 2 nics in it.
what i wanted to do is make it dhcp, dns, and have ad on it. the broadband router has a firewall on it so i wanted to utilize that as added protection. however im not sure how to set this network up because i want all the computers with statis ips but the laptop. but the range of ips that dhcp will hand out will only be a couple so i dont have much flex in what the laptops ip could be. whats screwing me up period is introducing the wireless product in.
it seems like its outside the network trying to get.
could i i got cable modem into braodband router, then braoband router into nic 1, and talk to the rest of the network with nic 2? im going to do a little bit of trial an error. im not really sure how the laptop will get an ip address from my dhcp .
in the end i want to be a username and log into any of the computers and access user folders stored on the server. login scripts etc. i want to write active directory software with .net and first i have to setup the network. any tips with the above stuff about networking would be great.