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Setting up a home network.

Components:

Smoothwall Firewall box, a 2003 server file and printer server box, ADSL router, and three client PC's.

My plans are:

Router > Smoothwall Firewall box > file and printer server box > client PC's.

Main question, when configuring Smoothwall Firewall box should I allow the Smoothwall Firewall box to perform DHCP services as well or should I just let the router do all that and use the Smoothwall Firewall box strictly as a hardware firewall solution behind the ADSL router?

I'm just wondering if I should disable my ADSL router's DHCP function or not...

Any thoughts/tips/complaints/comments? ;)
 
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_brad_ said:
Setting up a home network.

Components:

Smoothwall Firewall box, a 2003 server file and printer server box, ADSL router, and three client PC's.

My plans are:

Router > Smoothwall Firewall box > file and printer server box > client PC's.

Main question, when configuring Smoothwall Firewall box should I allow the Smoothwall Firewall box to perform DHCP services as well or should I just let the router do all that and use the Smoothwall Firewall box strictly as a hardware firewall solution behind the ADSL router?

I'm just wondering if I should disable my ADSL router's DHCP function or not...

Any thoughts/tips/complaints/comments? ;)
I would let your server handle DHCP leases.
 
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