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small business server, access through linksys router for domain and workgroup?

I have windows small business server 2003 running through a linksys router for internet access. 2 network cards in the server.  I wish to have 5 systems running on a domain through the server.  
But i also require internet only access for upto 5 further computers running anything from win98 to xp, configured on a seperate peer to peer network.
I have disabled DHCP on the router and the server is running this function.
The 5 systems on the domain are running from the 2nd nic.
The router has 4 spare ports which i wish to use to gain internet access for the 5 systems on the peer to peer network.
However, if i give the peer to peer group fixed ip's i get no interenet access and if i leave them on auto ip i get limited connectivity.
I'm new to this so please be gentle!


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8/22/2022 - Mon


First question: the systems which are running on the domain, are they working? and do they have internet access? (if no, do they need internet access?)

When you plug the other computers directly into the linksys router, it says "limited connectivity" because it cannot find a DHCP server to get an address from.

If you have 2 network cards in your server, 1 which is going to the linksys, the other which is going to a hub/switch to the 5 domain pc's. Then you can enable DHCP on your linksys, as this would not affect the server, pc's behind the server.

Kind Regards,

Thanks for the interest
If i disable dhcp on the router the server runs dhcp and all clients on the domain work.
If i enable dhcp on the router, server setup tells me it has detected another dhcp server, and this must be disbled to allow domain access.
The one nic goes to the router for internet access.  The other nic goes to a switch for distribution to the 5 domain pc's
The router has a 5 port hub built in.
The router's ip is, the server: all others are dynamic.

is the subnet between your linksys & server the same as the subnet of your domain pc's? if so, they should be different.

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yes. the subnet is the same.
how do i set up diferent subnets?

I also have an option in the router setup to enable DHCP relay.  Should i be using this?

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Thanks Rob
I'll set this up and give it a try.
Going to take me a couple of days, as i need the systems running at the moment.  Would you like me to sign off the question now or wait?
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I dont mind :) up to you - it should all work :)

Thanks again for the help
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