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Multiple IP address to server through router

I currently have a single ip address going through my netgear router to my server, which is windows server 2008. I want to add 2 new statip ip address from my cable internet service provider. My question is how I can get all 3 ip addresses to the one server? Do I need a special router? Or can I do it on the server?

Currently, the single ip address is configured on the netgear router, but it does not have an option for more than one on the netgear.

Thank you.
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You would need a router that can handle multiple interfaces, something like a Watchgaurd Edge.
You need two things: -

1. you need to put your router into bridge mode.  This allows it to make a connection to the internet and it will pass all traffic to your network
2. Get yourself a firewall that can accept the three IP addresses you have allocated to you.

I cannot stress strongly enough how important it is for you to have a firewall to protect your network.  DO NOT RELY ON YOUR WINDOWS 2008 SERVER TO DO THIS.

A good firewall is Astaro (www.astaro.com) and it's free.
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You should NOT use bridge mode in to your server this is not a good option. You should purchase a router that can handle multiple IP addresses.
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ProtechCT = can you recommend a specific Watchgaurd router? I looked at their website and was not sure which one supported multiple ips

jakethecatuk= are you saying I can use my current netgear router in bridge mode and then handle the ips in windows server?
You can put a router into bridge mode darius provided it's behind a firewall (as per my original post)
mlg101 - don't rely on your Windows server to protect you - it won't!!!!!

 Either get a decent router/firewall like the Watchguards (or similar) or use your existing router and get a decent firewall to protect your network.
Part of my post is missing I must have deleted on accident. Bridge mode is fine as long as you are going to another device like a firewall.


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So again, does any watchgaurd product support multiple IPs?

And if I do bridge mode with a separate firewall, can windows server handle the IPs separately?

Thanks for all your help guys!
We are actually using the XTM 5 series here http://www.watchguard.com/products/xtm-5/compare.asp?p1=xtm505&p2=xtm510&p3=xtm520&p4=xtm530


Give them a call and tell them what you want to do and they can recommend one that is right for your situation.
Before I answer mlg101 - what budget do you have for this as this will depend on the answer.

Also, what netgear router is it?
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Its a Netgear RP614 v4, and I would rather not spend any money on this, but if I have to spend money, 300 bucks or so would be as much as I could do right now.

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