Will Disabling DHCP Server on 2 Wire Router disable firewall protection?
Posted on 2006-10-21
We just switched to a new carrier for our DSL internet service and they are suggesting that we change the way we have our DHCP setup. Before switching, we had the following setup: the DHCP server was disabled on NetGear router and DHCP was enabled on Small Business Server 2003.
Now, we have an 2 Wire integrated modem and router. Tech support at 2 Wire is now telling me that I need to enable the DHCP server function on the 2 Wire Router otherwise I will disable the firewall and other protection functions of the router. All the logs that I have read on this site tell me the best way to good is disable DHCP server on the router and have it only enabled on our SBS server. What should I do?
Currently, both the 2 wire router and SBS server are setup as the DHCP server, so any new computer which I put on the network is not able to access the internet until I unplug the server from the network and allow the router to serve up the IP address. In reading some of the logs it sounds like if SBS 2003 detects another DHCP server it will disable its own service, however, that does not appear to be the case for me.
Thanks for your help.