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elfranger

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I am planning to set up a computer as a router/firewall at home. I have a Celeron 400MHz with currently 256MB ram and I have installed Windows 2000 Server.

My goal is to put several network interfaces into this computer so that it may function as a router/switch, can I do that?
I would think I would need to set one card as the WAN interface; can I then use the rest of the interfaces as ports LAN interfaces? Do I need to give each and every LAN interface static IP's, or would Winroute give one static IP to all the LAN interfaces?

If we compare this to a router with a 4 port switch, it has one WAN IP and one LAN IP, would winroute do this for me?

Has any set up something like this before?

Not sure I was able to explain it very good, but if anyone has any tips, I am happy for any help...
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wiper

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lo, it sounds like u need winroute yes. It can do al that stuff u want.
Yes u need to set static ip at interface (from OS, why from winroute?) non-public ip's is 4 free Smile

Winroute can NAT,Route,"switch",DNS-distrubute question,prox packet,url-scan,AV-scan,etc
it gives u every thing u mention below (hmm above) and more.

/W

[Updated on: Wed, 05 January 2005 19:33]

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elfranger

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Than you.
I was just wondering if there were a way that would keep me from having to give each network adapter it's own static IP, like a router normally is...

If I were to not use DHCP, and I connect pc's to three of my network interfaces, I need to remember which IP is given to each of the network interfaces in order to be able to set the correct default gateway on the connecting pc's... In a routerm there is only one default gateway, even though there are several network outlets in it....

Am I making any sense?
Maybe I should install windows server 2003 and bridge all the LAN interfaces?

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coco

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I am confused as to why you want to add multiple NICs to your server, just for a home network. Why not simply have one NIC (in addition to the server's WAN interface) and connect the LAN NIC and each client to a switch?

All of your clients can then partake in a single subnet, and you can choose whether to allocate them static IPs or dynamic IPs through the server's DHCP server.

Each client would have internet access via the NAT firewall (WinRoute) on the server. If any of the clients are to provide server functionality to the WAN, you can take care of this through WinRoute's port mapping.

Regards,
Steve Moss,
CoCo Systems Ltd.
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doubolplay1

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Just so you know in advance KWF does not really support server routing functions , more specifically RRAS/NAT. Therefore, you are faced with a whole bunch of 'nice' little problems on the server routing side which is what you want to do. I am not saying Kerio is a bad firewall, i am just stating a fact.

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sadmax

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So, if I understand correctly, you are saying, that you cannot make good network bridge protection with Kerio product?

Smth like that: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=884905
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