server with dynamic IP address

October 19, 2018 at 03:46:02
Specs: Windows server 2008
I have a lan with a server 2008, 4 workstations. there is no domain, and they share folders and files through windows workgroup, getting ip addresses from ISP router DHCP. If i install DHCP on server, and set stations to get IP addresses from server, how can they go to internet through ISP. I do not want to install another netwokr card on server... thank you

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October 19, 2018 at 07:13:05
As long as you set up the DHCP on the server to serve addresses on the same subnet as the router there should be no problem. They will communicate with the internet in exactly the same way that they do currently. The only difference is that the server gives them an address rather than the router (and presumably you will also set it to provide DNS services).

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October 19, 2018 at 07:44:41
Tks ijack!
What if my server dhcp´range is set differently from the ISP´s... how do Ir oute my internal network to reach the ISPs. and what about gateway settings. should it be my servers IP address or the ISP´s router ?

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October 20, 2018 at 00:11:26
If you want to set the subnet to a different one than the router's, and use the server as a gateway, then you would have to configure the server as a router. You can't set the router as the gateway if it is not on the same subnet as your devices. You don't need two NICs on the server - a single interface can have more than one IP address.

But why would you want this extra complication?

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