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we got an real -static , external- IP address for our router to be able to access network from outside. i need to assign this IP to a a server running windows 2008 R2 to access sites hosted on it

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closed as not a real question by Shane Madden, Zoredache, mailq, Ward, Iain Oct 28 '11 at 21:24

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In the same way that you'd set any other IP. Can you clarify exactly what issue you're having? – Shane Madden Oct 28 '11 at 21:09
i dont have any problem , i just want to assign this ip address to the server i dont know how to do that (i'm newbie in networking) very beginner :) – Mahmoud Farahat Oct 28 '11 at 21:12
What type of edge router do you have? You need to provide more details. – Zoredache Oct 28 '11 at 21:20

As you said: The IP is for your router! If you don't put it on the router it cannot be routed (sounds logic).

From the router do DNAT to your server.

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aha , Thank you sir , sorry i newbie in networking and administration (I'm a developer ^_^) – Mahmoud Farahat Oct 28 '11 at 21:10
so could you tell me more info. :) – Mahmoud Farahat Oct 28 '11 at 21:11
No. Where should I start? Do you know what a router is? Don't answer! This was rhetorical but should show you that this leads to hours and hours of discussion... – mailq Oct 28 '11 at 21:18

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