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Comcast dhcp or server dhcp?

by Aceman272 / January 6, 2009 12:31 PM PST

I'm setting up a new network and need to see if anyone has done the same. Comcast supplied their cable modem/router which supplies dhcp. Should I use the comcast cable modem dhcp and if so can I set up a static ip for the server/print server in it? Like dns...
Or should I disable the dhcp on the cable modem and configure dhcp/dns on the server? with a forwarded to the cable modem...

Thank you for any suggestions.

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Here's my comcast setup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2009 12:41 PM PST

I do not have any combo cable modem plus router so I use the old setup which is:

Cable modem -> WAN port on Router -> things that use the home lan.

It's the usual setup and all the internal machines are on DHCP since I have no reason to hard code an address.

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Comcast Dhcp or server dhsp
by Aceman272 / January 7, 2009 5:39 AM PST

Thank you for the advice.

I guess my issue lies in the static ip from comcast.. ..They are telling me I need to put in a firewall/router after their Modem. Hmmm.. Unfortunately I'm not much of a nerwork guru to set up a firewall/router.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2009 5:44 AM PST

That's pretty common stuff in our Spyware forum. Two freebies are favorites there (just my view) which are Zone Alarm and Comodo.

I'm unsure why the IP address could be any issue here but let's just toss up those usual freebies and hope they tackle your issue (which is not clear to me yet.)

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2009 5:46 AM PST

I have a print server in the home and if I read your post right you don't have the router. Without the router you would have a lot of problems having more than one PC or 'server.'

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ip hell
by Aceman272 / January 7, 2009 5:58 AM PST
In reply to: PS.

Yup..there inlays the problem. I was assuming that the cable modem was a router (you know what happens when you assume). But its just does dhcp and nothing esle. I do have a netgear wireless router at home which I could put after the cable modem. That could fix my problem. Just have to read how to set it up. Then set up dns on the server. And the print server as The static ip was for getting to the server remotely from home through a vpn. More fun. Can you say in over my

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Yup. I can share that...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2009 8:43 AM PST
In reply to: ip hell

Over time it gets easier. Just don't let it bug you too much.

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