We have a small network of 6 workstations and 1 Windows 2003 server set up in a domain. The server is currently dialing the ISP and providing Internet access to the network via RRAS. I know this is not how it is recommended to be set up. We are now having problems and I would like to move the modem off of the server. I could set up ICS on an XP workstation, but I think it would be better to get an analog router.
Any thoughts on purchasing an analog router? Is it a good idea? Any better options? I worked with a few analog routers 7yrs ago, but don't quite remember how they work. Do they work like the current NAT broadband routers where you simply point the DHCP server to the router as a gateway? Will the analog router initiate a dial-up session if it is used as the gateway from clients?
I am looking at a 3Com Dual Analog Router (i have worked with them before) or a Netopia R2000.
There are no broadband options available here. (other than satellite)