New Home Network/Business Implementation

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Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Port forwarding
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows Server 2003 Networking
I have a Windows Server 2003 box connected directly to my ISP with 1 NIC handling the Internet Connection and the other NIC connected to my internal networks router. Our PC's are all running Windows 7 Ultimate but can not pull a single resource from the server. I have tried Port Forwarding and messed around with other router setting but I had no success. Would anyone be interested in helping me perfect my network? The router I am using is the DLink WBR-2310 and it has a very nice GUI that easy to understand. Everything SHOULD be working! Thanks in advance and sorry for the noobish question.

Software/Hardware used:
Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Server 2003, DLink WBR2310 Wireless Router, Acer Altos G530 server

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First, try to make self ping, or Localhost (127.0.0.1). Check with IPCONFIG /ALL to check the status. If possible flush the arpcache. See the Guest A/c status. Ensure the router is compatible with Windows 7….. Although I am providing the procedure, just carefully observe and ensure the network connection.

If the <a href=”http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/selecting-a-wireless-router-or-another-wireless-network-device”>wireless router</a> compatible with Windows 7, then u can set it up automatically using the latest version of <a href=”http://support-in.canon-asia.com/contents/IN/EN/8200709200.html#3″>Windows Connect Now or WCN on Windows 7</a> a newly built-in feature.
Now, u can connect network by clicking the network icon. After that, open browser and type as http://192.168.0.1 (as u mentioned, DLink, I guessed) and after login run router’s setup utility.
Now switch to a wireless connection and connect connect other computers to network, follow these steps:
1. Log on to the computer which want to connect to the network
2. Open Connect to a Network by clicking the network icon in the notification area and choose the wireless network from the list that appears, and then click Connect.

Notes: If there is a push button on router, push the button and then wait for a few seconds while the router automatically adds the computer to the network. No security key is required.
Kindly, Look Here for <a href=”http://support-in.canon-asia.com/contents/IN/EN/8200709200.html#3″>WireLess Connection</a>

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Recommend starting simple then moving to the complex: If you HAVE a D-Link router between your server and your ISP connection, why are you doing routing on your server? Seems unecessary and the redundancy is most likely killing your work.

Whats wrong with getting a small switch (unmanaged ones work great) to connect to your PC’s / Server and let the router do the routing?

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  • saturno
    Hello OlSysOp, I second the opinion of getting you W2k3 Server behind the DLink WBR-2310 router. This equipment have an embedded 4 port switch which will more than sufficient for you scenario. Besides, you will get an extra layer of security not exposing your Windows Server box directly to Internet... You can configure the provided firewall and port forwarding in case that you need to "publish" any service published by that W2k3 Server box. Once you get the server connected to the "inside network" of your router you'll be able to simply browse all internal network resources more easily. Hope this Helps
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