I do Volunteer work at a local No Kill Animal Shelter and purchased a server with SBS 2003 for home to Learn more about them. I have been running it for about a year now. For the most part I have had no issues. I Choose Intermediate Below that could be a stretch but I also would not consider by self completely Green on this.
Here is my question I am replacing the shelters current server with one running SBS 2003 I am setting this up at home and would like to be able to run both servers at once however it is not necessary for them to talk to each other and they are two different Domains. I know there are limitations to SBS 2003 and what I want to do but is there a way I can share the same internet so I can test more of the feature such as the Exchange POP3 settings and bring down latest updates. I tried it once from the inside of my router and started having issues shortly with the DHCP.
Linksys Cable Modem Connect to Linksys 4 Port Router(192.168.1.1)
Current SBS Server (192.168.1.2) connects to 4 Port Router(192.168.1.1)
Desktops connect to 4 Port Router(192.168.1.1)
I had an Idea and I was wondering if it would work Could I
1. Hook my Linksys Cable Modem up to a Linksys 4 port switch
2. Hook Original Router (192.168.1.1) to the above 4 port switch
3. Hook Original SBS Server (192.168.1.2) to Original Router (192.168.1.1)
4. Hook my computers to the Original Router
5 Hook Secondary Linksys Router with IP address changed to (192.168.2.1) to Linksys Switch(See Step 1)
6. Hook Shelter SBS Server with updated IP (192.168.2.2) to Secondary Router (192.168.2.1)
7. Hook Shelter Desktop to Secondary Router (192.168.2.1)
Would this Logic give me two networks with one Internet Connection. If this is something I just should not do let me know it is a temporary setup till I get other server configured and implemented.