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Utilize an Aircard w/ a 2003 Domain

Utilize an Aircard w/ a 2003 Domain

Utilize an Aircard w/ a 2003 Domain

I have been asked to utilize a laptop equipped with an Verizon Aircard for our Domains access point out to the World Wide Web. Here is what I have.

1 Layer 3 switch (Cisco 3550)

1 server acting as my DC/Exchange server connected to my L3 Switch

8 Laptops connected to the L3 Switch.

Network Scheme working as such:

Domain integrity is fine. I have DNS resolving on all machines and all are talking to each other. The laptop with the aircard is not on the domain however and if possible, I want to keep it that way.

I have had success with doing this, but it resulted in my shooting dns in the foot and not allowing domain integrity.

I have tried utilizing split dns as a solution, but without a firewall that idea went away quickly.

I have also tried setting the ip of the aircard laptop as the domain machines proxy server but no luck there either, and I'm not familiar with setting up a proxy server.

Any ideas and solutions will be welcomed.

RE: Utilize an Aircard w/ a 2003 Domain

This isn't a very good idea as you will have bandwidth issues if you have a lot of clients.  To get this to work you will need to use RRAS on a server and a second NIC that the laptop will connect to.  You need to add Verizons DNS servers to yours in the forwarders.

RE: Utilize an Aircard w/ a 2003 Domain

Im aware of the bandwidth issue and believe me when I say I've explained it, but it always come back as "The Boss gets what he wants", haha.  Ok, so if I got this straight, I will install RRAS on the 1 server I have, and add Verizon's DNS servers to my forwards (which I have actually done when I was experimenting with split dns).  I will post back soon with the results.  Thank you.

RE: Utilize an Aircard w/ a 2003 Domain

Thank you.  The info I got here was helpful and gave me the solution I was looking for.  Total Success.

RE: Utilize an Aircard w/ a 2003 Domain

Ok great glad to help let me know how this works for you with Verizon.

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