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Need router that allows multiple static IPs behind it

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I am looking for a router that will allow me to have multiple static ip's behind it. I have 3 servers that I need to turn live. one will be a web server, one will be an email server and the other is a file store. What type of hardware setup am I going to need in order to accomplish this?

Currently I have a Comcast business class modem, a Cisco 24 port switch, and a Netgear wireless router. The Netgear router is dishing out the IP's, but I can turn one of the servers into a DHCP server if need-be.   Suggestions on what brand/model router I'm going to need and in which order things get plugged in would be appreciated.
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How many static ip's do you have from comcast?  The netgear wireless router can do port forwarding for you.  Since you are wanting to access different services on 3 different machines, you can forward port 25 and 110 (smtp and pop) to the mail server, port 80 and/or 443 to the web server, and port 21 (ftp i assume), to the file store.  You would only need 1 public facing IP to do this.  If you want more functionality than this, you will probably have to get a better router.
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I currently have 5 IP's from Comcast but am only needing to use 3. I realize I need a new piece of hardware to handle the traffic, that is what this post is asking for.
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I don't know how much traffic you are expecting, but you might be able to get by with a cisco 892 router which still gives you built in wifi.  If you are wanting something more robust, you could go with a cisco 1921 router, or even go with just an asa 5505 or 5510.

Expect to spend $800+ with any of these, except for the asa 5505.  I'm sure there are good offerings out there that are cheaper, but I'm a cisco guy.
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