I have Windows 2000 server setup with 2 NICs to be used as a gateway/firewall for my home LAN. NIC #1 is always on interent. NIC #2 is my home LAN. I spent hours configuring active directory, creating my own DNS server, hardening windows, and firewalling until it was completely stealthed on all online security tests. Then I ghosted it and called it a day. here's my setup:
NIC #1 69.xxx.xxx.xxx
dns 192.168.1.xxx (points to my DNS server)
NIC #2 192.168.1.xxx
dns points to itself
This was working fine for me with my single XP pro SP2 machine. I had private IP's on XP pro and the DNS points to my DNS server and is forwarded to my ISP's incase it's not resolved internaly.
My problem is:
Now I have to incorperate a NETGEAR WGR614 wireless router for my laptop and future PC's. I want this to be connected to NIC #2 to distribute internet and file sharing to more than just one machine on my LAN. This to me doesn't seem like a big deal, but it's been a huge headache. I have tried a lot of things, and even called tech support for NETGEAR, which they're responce was "we don't support this type of setup in our tech support dept".
What is the IP configuration that I should use for my router? I have a domain mydomain.home as a DNS suffix on my other NIC's. I've tried pointing my router to my DNS, and this didn't work. I tried pointing it to my ISP's DNS in desperation - this didn't work. I can't seem to even ping the router from 2000 server. I don't use DHCP and everything must be static. On a previous setup I used ICS and it worked fine for my LAN via the router, but I don't want my LAN exposed like that anymore.
HELP! I don't know where else to turn. :sad: Plugging my cable modem into the router first and then 2000 server is not an option.
Anyone know what I can do?