Setting up 2008 R2 as a internet router.

July 31, 2011 at 22:46:44
Specs: Windows SERVER 2008
I purchased a HP server last week and now I set up following configurations in an attemp to setup the server as a router for my home network.

-Server directly connects to cable modem instead of wireless modem.
Once I do it server itself can connect to internet.

-Installed additional Gbit ethernet on the same server which connects to switch. All other computers in my home will be connected to that switch in a separate subnet.

Now I wanted to have all the computers connected to that switch to have internet access.
Problem is I can setup the internect connected interface to share the internet connection, but that brings out problem. As soon as I enabled ICS (internet connection sharing) popup message shows up saying, the other (switch connected) interface will be assigned this x.x.x.x IP address. (I have set the switch connected interface an static address which is different than the ICS wizard saying. Once that interface is set to ICS wizard specified address, I have to adjust the DHCP setting accordingly so that DHCP pool fall into same subnet as the ICS wizard assigned IP address.

Once that specified IP address given by ICS wizard is assigned, other computers connected to the switch can no longer get IP address from DHCP.

The only remedy to this tragedy is to disable ICS, remove DHCP and reinstall it.

So ICS did not work out. Now the question is there an other way of letting switch connected PCs connected to the internet???


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#1
July 31, 2011 at 23:13:36
Okay I setup the Network Policy and Access Services and setup both interface for routing but still not working. Thanks,

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August 1, 2011 at 08:06:38
google and use RRAS for internet connection sharing.
make sure the pcs point to the servers dns server for dns and in the ISPs dns servers are listed in the forwarders.

server needs to nics to do this

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#3
August 1, 2011 at 21:20:57
wanderer, I mentioned ICS did not work. I could not understand your second sentence no matter how hard I try. thanks, waiting for others...

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#4
August 1, 2011 at 21:44:23
do you have two nics?
my reference was concering proper configuation of the servers dns server.

none of which have anything to do with GPOs. GPOs come later.

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#5
September 15, 2011 at 21:58:17
Hi guys, I re-attempted this and had some progress but stuck at point.
Basically I created 3 Windows 2008 R2 VMs on HYPER-V in internal network.
Here is the ip configuration:
Client1: 192.168.1.1
Client 2: 192.168.2.1
Router (has two nics)
NIC1: 192.168.1.10
NIC2: 192.168.2.10.
Now before enabling router by installing Network Policy and Access Serivces, I can ping 192.168.1.10 but not 192.168.2.10 from 192.168.1.1 and
can ping 192.168.2.10 but not 192.168.1.10 from 192.168.2.10 which is exactly I expected.
Now I installed NPAS from roles on the router and included both NIC interface in the RIP 2 under IPv4.
Now I expect to be able to ping both interfaces from any of the other clients. But I can not ping across the subnetwork.
That is I still can not ping 192.168.1.10 from 192.168.2.1 and
can not ping 192.168.2.10 from 192.168.1.1.
Must be missing something. Can someone help me on this? Thanks,


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