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Home network design

Discussion in 'Networking' started by _brad_, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. _brad_

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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? ;)
     
  2. skinnywhiteboy

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    I would let your server handle DHCP leases.
     
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