I have a small network with win2K3 DC running proxy for internet sharing, 8 nodes, HP switch and DSL line configured as below.
Internet->DSL modem(running DHCP)->Server NIC1 + proxy + NIC2(10.0.0.1 static ip)->switch->nodes (all with static ips 10.0.0.xx/255.0.0.0)
*Not using DHCP on the internal (10.0.0.x) network, DNS running on win2K3 srvr.
*All nodes have gateway and DNS specified as 10.0.0.1 - ip of win2K3 server running proxy.
I wish to intsall a router with firewall and change the network to -
Internet->DSL modem(running DHCP or static)->router->switch ->Server(10.0.0.1 static ip) & nodes (all with static ips 10.0.0.xx/255.0.0.0)
My queries are,
1. Can i provide a static IP to the internal side of the router or is DHCP required for the internal network? If DHCP is necessary, my undersanding is it be better for the win2K3 server to act as DHCP server, since it is already running DNS.
2. What gateway / route settings would be required on the nodes for accessing the internet and internal resources?
Thanks and regards.