Do I need a router?

January 10, 2011 at 19:41:11
Specs: Windows 7
Do I need a router if Server 2000 is running DHCP? What is the correct order of hardware?

cable modem>server>switch>clients
cable modem>router>switch>server & clients


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January 11, 2011 at 03:29:25
The second option would be the most appropriate as the both the sever and clients are isolated from the Internet via NAT and a built the firewall that most SOHO routers have these days.

With the first option the server has a direct connection to the Internet which is not a good idea.


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