cannot connect using router to my server.

November 16, 2012 at 19:09:17
Specs: Windows XP
PC -> server -> internet = can connect
PC -> router -> server -> internet = cannot connect
Try search but cannot solve the problem. Help please. Thanks.

OS: Windows XP

Router: TP-Link TL-WR740N

When connecting PC -> server
Subnet Mask:
Default Getaway:
DHCP Server:
DNS Servers:,,,,,,

When connecting PC -> Router -> server
Subnet mask:
Default getaway:
DNS server:,

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November 16, 2012 at 19:16:18
Swap the position of the router and server.

I take it the Internet connection is a Modem of some sort.


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November 16, 2012 at 19:18:05
If the server is running Windows XP it is not a server, just another computer running Windows XP regardless of what you may call it.

All the more reason why it should be downstream of the router,


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November 16, 2012 at 19:23:29
Can assess the internet using the PC directly connected to the LAN port of the server.
I want to set up a wireless router so that I can access internet without using LAN cable.

The server is my company server. I can't switch the position for the wireless router.
Just planning to make the internet connection portable by using the wireless router to connect to the LAN.

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November 17, 2012 at 05:17:43
Just to add to what the others have said in regard to what goes where.

Unless that server is a web server or something outward facing it should be behind the router (firewall) as should all LAN devices. Behind the router they're protected. In front of it (between the router and the internet) then it's open to an external attack.

If it is an outward facing server, there are still better ways of protecting it while allowing remote access. Such as, putting it in a DMZ or, using a VPN, or Remote Desktop and a port forward.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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