I looked through this howto... I didn't see where this would help me set one of my boxes outside my network. Did I miss something?
I spoke with my ISP Support the other day and they indicated that I could possibly connect my server (or another box) directly to their modem and use the "useable" IP. When I tried to get a better answer from them they said they did not support network issues.
Hopefully you or someone else will see this and can explain it to me. This is what I have as a overall setup:
- Static IP which includes a Network IP, Gateway IP, Useable IP, and a Broadcast IP.
- ISP router is an Advent
- My router is a Belkin F5D7230-4
- 1 Server box
- 3 desktops - 2 XP Home and 1 Linux
What I want to do is get one of the boxes outside my home network so that when I open one of my web sites via a browser it will do it just as any other computer out there would (and not through my home network via host files).
If I understand my ISP support correctly I think they are telling me I could assign the "Useable IP" to one of the boxes and hook it directly to their Advent router in stead of through my Belkin router. Again, hopefully someone that has some solid network knowledge can point me in the right direction.