Presenter: Eli the Computer Guy
Date Created: July 13, 2010
Length of Class: 52 Minutes
Introduction to Networking
Purpose of Class
This class discusses the uses and functionality of SOHO routers.
Types of Routers
External IP Addresses
Examples of Multiple Router Configurations
SOHO Routers are better than residential routers, and easier to use then Enterprise routers
Always buy a static IP address if servers on the LAN will provide services to the Internet
DHCP is provided by most SOHO routers.
Create a DHCP scope that does not include the static IP addresses used by other servers on the network.
The DHCP server on a SOHO router can trigger other DHCP servers to turn off
Port Forwarding allows you to forward specific types on Internet traffic to specific servers on the LAN
Firewalls block ports which can prevent hacking, but can also cause problems for legitimate users