Some questions about getting server 2003 on DSL and share the connection to other PCs
Posted on 2006-03-27
Sorry, I am rusty on this.
I have a win 2K3 server with 2 NICs. 1 is conencted to a linksys router conencted to a dsl modem and 1 to the switch feeding 4 desktops. The Linksys has the dsl credentials and we can access the web ok this way. But I want to get rid of the linksys router, right? Connect the server direct to the DSL modem. in network connections on the server, I see the 2 NICS - LAN is static and WAN is dynamic. If I make another connection - verizon DSL - when I connect through that (still going through the router) it does connect and the server can still surf. But users lose access to the web. Any thoughts on why they would lose web access? might as well leave the linksys in place?
Do I want to enable RRAS or internet connection sharing to let the users on the LAN side of the box access the web?
Is there a way to make the server make sure the DSL connection is always up / after a reboot of the server do I have to manually dial up the DSL connection to get the users on the web?