Networking harware configuration
Posted on 2009-04-26
I am trying to get my own business started, and I am going to run sbs2008. My ISP is ATT with a business account. What networking hardware should I get (not necessarily brands)? SHould I have ATT install a managed router? They sent me a 2wire wireless router? I don't think that is enough, I considering getting a Netgear device (ProSafe 802.11g Wireless VPN Firewall 8 with 8-Port 10/100 Switch), and use it in adittion to the 2wire router. I know how to configure the ports and stuff, and what ports to open. I know to make sure the sbs2008 server is doing the IP distribution (DHCP), and to turn off DHCP in the netgear and the 2wire.
What else do I need? Should I go with the managed router? If so, what mode should I tell them to put it in, bridged mode?
How do I implement the devices, ie what connects to what, and how?
Also, what mode to set the 2wire in?