I have a bit of a problem with a house I've just moved in to, the internet connection is provided but my landlord is reluctant to change any settings on their router to allow for my server, which is a windows domain controller, to be the DHCP server for the network.
I feel I can resolve this by using a router to create a subnet and connecting everything I need to that, then pointing that router at the landlords router for the internet connection. This server also needs to be accessible online, so I'll need to configure the landlords router to open ports and point them towards my router.
Unfortunately, this is where my experience falls short. Ordinarily I'd just tinker until it works but I don't want to have to keep pestering my landlord to change settings if things don't work first time.
Here's the information I have to work with.
My server has the IP address 192.168.192.100 and the subnet I'd like to create has a mask of 255.255.255.0.
My landlords routers IP is 192.168.0.1. It's a virgin media superhub 2.
My routers IP will be 192.168.192.254. I'm planning to get an ASUS n66u.
I intend to run a patch or crossover from the WAN port on my Asus to the LAN1 port on the virgin media router.
My server will be plugged in to LAN1 on my ASUS router.
My server is running Windows 2008 R2.
My server acts as a DHCP server for range 192.168.192.X
Landlords router acts as a DHCP server for range 192.168.0.X
My server needs to be my primary DNS for my subnet, with 188.8.131.52 as secondary DNS. The Landlords needs to remain as the virgin media router.
All of my equipment will connect to my router wirelessly, with the exception of the server, which will be cabled.
I want to plug my asus in the superhub via ethernet cable. Do I need a crossover or can I make do with a standard patch cable?
My questions are:
Given my server is a DHCP server for the 192.168.192.X range, and my landlords virgin media router is a DHCP server for the 192.168.0.X range, how do I make sure my router avoids a conflict without disabling DHCP on my landlords router. Is this even a problem?
How would I go about setting this up?
Are my steps similar to those shown in this thread: (can't post a link, so here's an obviously modified URL) tomatousb.0rg/forum/t-457887/tomato-as-an-ap-another-router-and-default-gateway
How do I configure LAN settings for my scenario?
Thanks for your help!