Need a crash course in port forwarding
Posted on 2013-10-22
Situation: Lan with Server 2003 server and 12 XP and Win7 clients.
Network path: Comcast cable --> Motorola Surfboard Cable Modem --> Linksys WRT54GS router --> 24 port switch --> server and clients. Note: No hardware firewall.
DHCP is disabled on the Linksys. Server is the DHCP and DNS server.
Server is static internal IP (Second server also.)
Clients are dynamic.
Extrernal IP is dynamic but about to become static as soon as I order it.
New equipment is being added to the network which requires forwarding two ports -- 22 and 443 - to it. New equipment will have static internal IP.
Do I do the port forwarding at the Linksys? If so, how? If not, where?
Might I need an additional piece of equipment, like a Dell SonicWall or will the Linksys (or something else I already have) do it?
Thanks, Ron Hicks, Arlington VA and Washington DC