[Coco] OT: setting up default gateway ip address
badfrog at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 14:10:33 EDT 2009
Since in #3 you stated you already have a wireless router for your PCs
to get to the internet, all your questions can be answered at once.
Just put the server on the same subnet as the rest of your computers,
and use that same gateway and DNS information. (This is assuming your
wireless router also has wired ports.)
When you install the DNS service on your server, you will want to use
your ISPs DNS
as a forwarder.
On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 12:34 PM, N8WQ<exwn8jef at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am attempting to set up a stand alone server on my computer desk for
> learning purposes.
> My goal at the moment is to have a backup server for my laptop. I also want
> to learn how to create user accounts using Active Directory and learn server
> maintenance in general.
> The only computer hooked up to my server (at the moment) will be my laptop.
> Later, as I learn what I am doing (LOL) I will add more connections.
> Please forgive my newbie questions but I a beginner at learning networking.
> I have used Google and done some searching, but I find the information out
> there to be very confusing.
> 1. Do I have to have a router or can I use a Ethernet Switch between my
> server and my laptop?
> 2. What IP addresses should I use for my server? I need to input a static IP
> address, subnet mask, default gateway, and preferred DNS server. I am using
> the Microsoft Training kit for Windows 2003 Server, so I want my stand alone
> server to be a domain controller and DNS server if possible.
> 3. I am using a wireless router for my internet connection for all of my
> computers in my home, but it is not necessary for my server to be connected
> to the internet.
> My server equipment is the following:
> Desktop Computer: Sempron CPU, 1 Gig RAM, 160 Gig hard drive, integrated LAN
> Ethernet Switch: 5 ports
> Thanks for the bandwidth!
> O. Alan Jones
> N8WQ - Canal Winchester, Ohio
> CompTIA: A+ Certified Professional
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