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Easiest way to setup an at-home network through a cable modem using WIN2K3 Server and 2 XP clients.

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I am currently using a cable modem that connects to a LinkSys router which I connect to with two XP SP2 laptops that are not currently part of a domain. I just received a dual nic server that I will install WIN2K3 server on. I would like to setup a domain at home using the server as both a DC and DNS server and to join my 2 XP machines. I would like to have my server connected directly through the cable modem (can I utilize NIC teaming?) but connect the laptops using the wireless. What is the easiest way to accomplish this? Do I have to have a static IP? Thanks in advance.
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The easiest way is the simplest way

cable mode--->linksys Router--->XP1
                             |------------->XP2
                             |------------->DC
                             |------------->DNS

but for a small setup you can combine the Domain Controller and DNS services (which is specifically "combined" any way).

The DC is the only item that requires that you have a static IP address.  

The 2 XPs, you can do whatever you want; the Linksys has a DHCP service that you can use to assign IPs if you need.  

If the Linksys is a WAP; for security you may want to enable access to specific MAC addresses (the MACs of the 2 wireless NICs for the XPs); as well on the WAP enable security by also not advertising the SSID, use WEP encryption)  

You can do NIC teamng as an excerise, but you will not really need it; so its an option luckily.

Regards,
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Static IPs are not currently available with my cable service. Is there a way around this?
The LinkSys is a WAP, so should I run the dc/dns directly from the linksys using one of the ports in the back and utilize wireless as usual?

Thanks,
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sounds like you want to just access the internet; if so
1. It doesn't matter if your Cable service provides static or dynamic IP addresses; you're concern is that it provides an IP address
2. for access to the internet; your router just has to be able to provide DNS service or relay info from the next available DNS service.  With SOHO routers; the will relay info from the ISP. so you are good here.  You will not need a Domain Controller in this scenario.
3. Utilize the wireless (and wired) connections as usual.

If you mean to actuall set up a server at home to access from the internet; then you will need to provide some means of gaining stable access to it.  You can do this by 1. using the IP address the ISP assigns to you; if its static; EXCELLENT, if not you are looking for a DDNS service www.no-ip.com is a source, but if you google DDNS, you will find at least a dozen or so services.  This is the work around many individuals use to work around the dynamic IP address shortfall.

Regards,  
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Thanks, I am looking to do the latter. I'm wanting to setup my own domain using my own dc/dns server.
Thanks again.
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cool... thanks for the points.
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