Dual Nic Setup Help

Dell / 2950
April 13, 2010 at 09:33:26
Specs: Windows XP
I moved and was forced to downgrade my ISP. I ordered 2 DSL services thinking I could use one for Remote Desktop users and one for Internal users. I have a Win2003 Server with Dual Nics. I need to access this Server from both systems. One Gateway is 192.168.0.1 the other is 192.168.1.1. Is this possible? What setup will I need to address.

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#1
April 13, 2010 at 09:52:49
Add a route to your routing tables on your server for the second gateway or configure the Default Gateway on your second nic to point to the second gateway. I am guessing that you have these two NICs Teamed in which case you can't do the latter. Besides it works better with manual routes because windows has some bugs.

Goto the command line and type...

Route add 192.168.0.0 mask 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.1 -p

This should create a static route for your 192.168.0.x network through the 192.168.0.1 gateway.

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...

Good luck.


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#2
April 13, 2010 at 12:51:05
zman the solution is to put in a dual wan port router.

MS servers don't like dual gateways. It will use one and not the other.


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#3
April 14, 2010 at 23:42:02
yes this is possible.
simply install and configre routing and remote access services on your serverpc. Then configure rip v2 protocol.
this is quite simple as compared to creating static route.

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#4
April 15, 2010 at 06:59:44
I believe you are confusing routing with dual internet access. They are not the same.
You would also need 3 nics if you want lan users routed thru the server to the internet.

I would be interested in your explaination of how to do the second requirement of remote desktop on one and internet for users on the other. Routing can't do this since its at osi level 3 yet applications are at level 7.

Only solution I can think of would be to do virtualization with two servers on one hardware platform with each using one of the internet access's. Then you could set one for desktop and one for internet.

A dual wan port router is still the best option.


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#5
April 15, 2010 at 10:45:37
Yes, we really can not answer the question until we know why ZMAN has two gateways. Is it for Load balancing, is it for Redundancy Rollover, is it for IDS which would explain why he would want to run the traffic through the server or what is it he is doing.

I thought the same thing when I did the first post and was about to say why not simply put in a router because it is the job of a router.


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