Posted on 2009-07-15
I am building a Dell server with two network cards to run SBS2008 and connecting a small business network through a Procurve switch and connecting all workstations and the server to the internet through a 2Wire wired and wirless ADSL Modem Router.
Can I leave the ADSL router as a DHCP server (the way my ISP want me to) issuing a reserved IP address to the server WAN card and also set up the server as DHCP server issuing IP addresses through the LAN card to all workstations on the LAN?
If I cannot have two DHCP servers on the network, what is the best method of connecting and setting up IP addressing on the network?
The server will be handling Exchange and data server functions as well as making use of CompanyWeb on SBS.
I was going to set up the network as:
Work station x 8 -> Procurve switch -> server -> 2Wire ADSL router -> Internet