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Verify the network configuration

Updated: January 22, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

Reconfigure your existing network

If you have a broadband connection to the Internet but you do not have a router on your local area network (LAN), you must add a router to your network. Because the router is the gateway to the Internet, either the router must provide a firewall service or you must add a firewall device to help protect your LAN from unauthorized access.

Local area network with broadband connection

If your router supports the UPnP™ framework and is set up properly, the following are true:

  • The installation wizard automatically configures the Internet connection in Windows SBS 2008.

  • The installation wizard configures port-forwarding exceptions on the router.

  • After Windows SBS 2008 is installed, the Windows SBS Console collects and displays information about your router on the Networking tab, in Internet Connection.

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