Windows has deep issues with direct exposure to the internet plus the setup is not intuitive. You also run into the fact that Windows doesn't like to have DHCP enabled on one network card and the DHCP server running on the other card. That's 2 strikes and the final one is that it's nearly impossible to get the ping times and throughput to match a 20 buck router.
That's the 20 buck router that I set my dad up with.
Is this possible? I have someone who's router died. They had a setup where the cable modem went into a router, and the router went into a hub, and assigned DHCP addresses.
Is it possible to have a Windows 2000 server take over this role? Put two net cards in the server, one to the modem, one to the hub, and set the server to broadcast IPs and DNS.
He cannot get a new router right now, so I wanted to try this as a temporary solution.