January 12th, 2004, 06:36 PM
Pc as a router?
Is posible to configure a Pc (that could be a server) as a Router? i mean maybe via software? if so, i would like to know how.. thx.
January 12th, 2004, 11:26 PM
Will this PC be directly connected to the Internet? I would suggest you use a *nix platform due to the availability of tools and support. Will this machine also act as your firewall?
January 13th, 2004, 01:42 PM
Yes, the pc will be directly connected to the internet, but due to the ISP i fear that im unable to use a unix plataform, most surely could be win2000 or win2003 server, any sugestion and details in how can i do that?
January 13th, 2004, 10:26 PM
The ISP has nothing do due with the OS you chose to use. But if you are more comfortable with Windows then here are two options:
1) Set up the computer with two network cards. One for the internet and one for the internal network. Ensure that the server is a DHCP server.
2) Using Windows XP you share use the internal internet connection sharing wizard.
January 14th, 2004, 01:46 AM
How can i run the share wirzed through window XP, and if this is possible the you can use a computer as a router then pzl also tell me .
I shall be grateful to you
January 14th, 2004, 12:17 PM
what is the second network card for? the first is for connecting directly to the internet, and i guess the second one is for connecting it to the switch or hub, but how do i configure the pc as a router with the share connection wizard?
well, i mentioned that because the ISP was necesary to have windowz, well i was refering to that the ISP have and installation CD that works just for windows.
The network admin where i want to install this have no enough knowlegde to use linux, either me, but that's not a problem for me, i can deal with it, i can learn at the moment.
January 14th, 2004, 08:51 PM
you will need to install the dhcp service for the windows server. then you will need to create an ip range/ subnet, workgroup and attach this nic/computer to ahub that the other computers can access.
January 15th, 2004, 10:46 AM
Can you teach me how to make that range of ip/subnet? i will be very greatful.. with an example maybe we can start..
January 15th, 2004, 04:51 PM
Do you have windows 2000/2003 server up and running?
If so have you installed the DHCP service?
January 15th, 2004, 05:32 PM
actually, XP. but im going to start with win2003 server soon.
January 15th, 2004, 05:44 PM