I am trying to install a network at my home office. Here is what I have so far:
ISP Cable Modem
Linksys BEFSR41 4 port router
Dell TrueMobile Wireless Router (booo)
Two Servers with 2 Ethernet cards each
4 Laptops with Wireless PCI Cards
Here is what I plan as my network:
ISP Cable Modem -> BEFSR41
BEFSR41 has an ip address of 192.168.2.1 and DHCP turned on with DHCP range of 192.168.2.2-20.
Now I want to hook up the two servers and the laptops via Truemobile to internet. So I am thinking I should
- connect server1 (which is a domain controller) to one of the ports on BEFSR41 and give the server1 a static ip address of 192.168.1.50. Also I should turn the DHCP off on server1.
- connect server2 (which will run exchange) to another port of BEFSR41 and give server2 a static ip address of 192.168.1.60.
- connect Truemobile's WAN port to a third port (see Q1) on BEFSR41.
Here are my questions:
Q1) Should I connect Truemobile using BEFSR41's uplink port, or any other port?
Q2) When I make server1 a domain controller, would server2 be able to see it through BEFSR41? Or should I use the second ethernet ports on the two servers to connect them directly somehow (sounds very stupid).
Q3) Does the network I described above seem ok? Or am I gonna run into a dead end somewhere? Any suggestions? Thanks!