I write here because I decided I make a Windows server 2003 based network at home. I know basics about how to install Windows Xp and Windows server 2003 server. Let me describe the situation I have. I've got a freshly installed PC with Windows server 2003 and 3 Pcs with Windows XP. These machines are connected to the internet by a Wireless Router (a cheap NetGear Wireless router). I've opened the router manager and there are defaults settings. Let me depict them.
- Internet IP Address = Get Dynamically From ISP
- Domain Name Server (DNS) Address = Get Automatically From ISP
So far everything nice and everything works, but I'd like to my server to dealing with DNS and DHCP.
At first I tryed to configure this system without any help. I tryed to find how to enable the BOOTP in the router(Booting Protocol in order to the router let throught the boradcast of the PCs whom looking for a DHCP server) but unfortunatelly I couldn't find it. So I did manually the IPs.
default settings if I choose USE Static IP address)
ip subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
The router asked me for a DNS server Ip address.I gave it to the router.
ip of the DNS: 192.168.1.200 (I didn't know what address I should give)
I set up the server IPs and DNS same as the router except I increased the ip address by 1. I mean ip:126.96.36.199. The rest of the settings are same.
I repeated this settings on the XPs. ip: 77.100.244.(previoues+1).
After I've done this I installed DHCP and DNS on the server. The installation was fine, but my network didn't work, so I put back everything to default settings.
Please help me to sort out this situation. I would really appreciate it. I hope I wrote down correctly.