In my work environment there is one ubuntu server (dynamic ip) and 6 win7 systems all connected to a switch which is connected to a modem(isp internet). Right now the modem acts as dhcp server and assigns ip for all the systems including ubuntu server.
I wanted to use my ubuntu server as DHCP server and assign ip and provide internet all other win7 systems. What should i do inorder to make this kind of configuration ? I know many workspace and schools follow this configuration.
I know i have to install dhcp server in ubuntu but after that i have no idea about configuration. I have ordered for static ip only for my ubuntu server.
My question is can i make my ubuntu server as my internet gateway and provide internet access to all other systems so i can also install firewall in the server. What is the exact configuration please guide me. Right now ubuntu server has dynamic ip is it possible now ?