|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???