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network design

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by vertcnc, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. vertcnc

    vertcnc LI Guru Member

    I am am a newbie at networking and could use some help designing my network layout.

    I currently have a Sbs 2003 server along with 6 xp clients on a wired network with the local ip's of 192.168.1.X via switch.
    Server is the domain controller, dhcp server.
    Netopia 3346N-002 dsl modem/router providing internet service with 5 static ip's.
    I would like access to network from outside (internet) via remote desktop for e-mail and running applications. I also have a linksys Wrv54g that i would like to use for wireless access.

    How should the network be laid out? Should I use hardware vpn through linksys wrv54g or sbs2003 software vpn?

    I was thinking of the dsl going through the netopia through the linksys and then to the wired switch. What the best method of creating a secure network.


  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    The SBS software VPN would be most secure, this way you can allow and block remote access through Active Directory.

    Personally i'd only use the WRV as an access point, plug it into the Netopia through one of its switched ports and disable DHCP etc.

    Then the SBS and other computers connect directly to the Netopia router (and switches whatever)

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