networking computer that has private ip to public ip

October 4, 2015 at 17:25:13
Specs: Windows 8
We have 5 computers all behind a router networked together using windows 8. They all access a database on one of the computers. We are going to assign a public static ip to that computer so we can access the database remotely. How do I continue to access the computer locally from the other computers without going over the internet. I don't want to assign all the computers a public ip but now they don't share the gateway ip. I'm sure this is simple, but i'm at a loss. I thought about bridging and using the static ip on the wired Ethernet and wireless to grab a private IP so it would still be on the private network.

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October 4, 2015 at 20:29:01
You are going about it the wrong way. You need a VPN (Virtual Private Network) for those in your company who need remote access from on the road, they log in that way and have the full access just like they were in the next room. This protects your network from external attacks. Others will have to explain the set up process since I have not done this and you should list what brand and model number your router is for this help.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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October 4, 2015 at 23:10:38
The Database is on one of the 5 PC's right?

By remotely you mean you want to access the PC with the Database from the internet, correct?

Are you planning to connect the PC with the database directly to the internet?
Not over the router?

Does the database have sufficient security to accessed from the internet?

My setup would be:
Forward all port needed for remote connection in the router to the target PC

Reserve IP address on the DHCP for the target PC (on the router).This way the DNS IP addresses are kept up to date.

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