My client has brought from an office closing out of town, 2 Dell PowerSpec 2900 and a Linksys RV016 VPN Router. This office used to connect to the remote server for data entry.
The current environment is low tech. Just a Bellsouth DSL modem for internet, with a couple on wire, rest wireless. This is the 192.168.1.xxx network. In accounting, they are on a wired peer to peer with a pseudo server (Win 7 to run two of the accounting packages) and NAS. They use IPs 192.168.0.xxx. no dhcp, all are set ip addresses.. The accounting computers are also connected to the 192.168.1.xxx network.
Now we have these two new computers. The inhouse people set it up using the VPN router, but it cannot be pinged. Do I need to get a router/hub/switch to plug the devices into and also the VPN router? We are running out of connections on the Bellsouth router, so I bought another switch to use.
They were finally able to get the Dells up. They are connected to a belkin video switch to share a monitor. When the terminal server comes up, it locks out the keyboard. Is this normal?
So now the question, where do I go from here.
Tomorrow when I go in, which do I plug in the vpn router and what do I plug into the switch.
I assume the people in house that used to use the vpn will now directly access the server. Accounting in back was their own little workgroup, but now I guess they will have to join the domain? Will this affect my peer to peer in the back?
How does one access the terminal server normally? From the windows server?
More questions, but will stop here to at least get the discussion going.
Thanks in advance for your time and assistance!