Sanity Check & Advice re: 3G gateway
I'm looking at how to offer set ups with a internet access via 3g in areas where there is no phone lines but plenty of 3g signal.
Now, our standard network build puts the domain controller (single server set ups) on 192.168.1.2 and all clients are dhcp and I'm wondering if connecting up the 3g dongle to the domain controller and using ICS is the way to go here or whether that is going to upset client's looking for the DC on the 'wan' IP.
I'm unfortunately not in a position to get this wrong as the poc deployment kit is in Africa and I'm... well, not.
At the moment I am able to use the 3g dongle to get 'in' to the domain controller via Logmein and that is fine, is it really as simple as enabling 'sharing' on this connection or do I want to look at bridging it with the lan nic?
Also, the connection drops a few times an hour, other than the obvious lack of connection for the downstream clients will it be as simple as redialing the connection out and the 'route' as such will become available again?
At the moment I'm only able to consider a simple solution on top of the 2003 DC, I do not wish to introduce additional complexity to the set up with additional hardware or virtualised instances (I'd have done this with Smoothwall express in a heart beat otherwise) as the on site hands are trained to this standard build solely and I am not able to travel over there for some time to rebrief on changes.