How to get internet for server 2003 client PC

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January 14, 2010 at 02:21:59
Specs: Windows XP

I got a network of 20 clients controlled by windows 2003 server. Assuming I got an intranet, what should I do/configure on the server and the clients so that 20 clients can access the internet? any additional hardware and software requirements?

Thanks very much,

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January 14, 2010 at 07:34:50
The simple solution is a SOHO router and a switch with enough ports to accommodate all client connections. The setup would be as follows:

internet >> SOHO Router >> Switch >> Clients/Server

The router could be used to provide DHCP to all clients and thus they would have internet access.

If you're running a domain, then you would forward the DNS on the DC to your ISP's DNS servers and your clients would have to be given your DC's IP address for their DNS. That of course would be configured on the DHCP server on the router.

Alternatively, you could use the DHCP service on the 2003 Server. But, you don't want to try having DHCP running on both the Server and the router at the same time. It's a "one or the other" situation.

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January 14, 2010 at 07:59:39
Not bad, Curt R. Thanks very much

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January 14, 2010 at 18:38:20
Curt R, could you specify how to use DHCP service on 2003 server?


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January 15, 2010 at 07:09:47
You enable it and configure it.

How you configure it depends on what you have running....a domain or a workgroup.

If you have a workgroup, I recommend using the DHCP service on your SOHO router.

Configuration of it is simple enough, define your scope, set the gateway and DNS IP's and that should be all you need.

Lets say you're using your subnet. and you're going to reserve the first 100 IP's for static applications such as servers and printers etc.

Assuming your server's IP is and this is an AD domain with the server as your DC. Your SOHO router's IP is

Scope: to
DNS: (forwarded to your ISP's DNS)
Default Gateway:
Subnet Mask:

You'll notice your gateway IP is your router as it is the :"gateway" to the external network. The SOHO router should be properly configured and working prior to setting up your domain.

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January 16, 2010 at 22:14:04
Thanks, Curt R

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