Okay, this is probably a little weird, and it seemed like a good idea at the time. First, let me explain the current network map around my server:
ISP is DHCP, no options there. Can be assigned four separate IP's without issue.
Switch goes to the server twice, to two different NIC's.
Switch also goes to the router, and the router goes to both internal PC's and the server.
The server needs two external IP's (IIS and Apache running on different domains, same port), and one internal IP. There are services running internally that I do not want exposed directly, and I want it only configurable internally.
The main issue I am having is that I cannot connect all NIC's at the same time. Only one will connect (The internal one if it matters), the others are "Limited or no connectivity".
This is an XP Pro machine (will be Server 2008 R2 Data Center x64 within a couple weeks though).
I think I know the issue (the second and third NIC's are trying to get their automatic info through the NIC's information because of the conflicting gateways?), but I am looking for some enlightened help. Anyone have any ideas?
It's an all in one Phone/Internet box running through the internet. It's just a modem. The IP's are assigned directly from the ISP dynamically, and I have no control over anything beyond the ISP device. (I suppose I could call and ask, but I doubt they would do anything. This is a home network and servers are not appreciated)
The switch is a Five Port Gigabit switch. Regular old linksys. Theres no configuring, no specific plug associations. Just plug it into the wall, plug devices into it and go. I know it works because I am able to get access when I plug only NICA into the switch (The router is plugged in and working as well.)
The router is a DLink that I have had for a month, but the only issue I have had with it is device specific and has been worked around.
I am sure I can receive multiple IP's, I did it just to check before I started hunting down extra network cable and cards. It is also mentioned in the documentation of my ISP online, so it wasn't a fluke.