Routed connection to the Internet
This scenario describes a small office or home office (SOHO) network that connects to the Internet by using a routed connection.
A SOHO network has the following characteristics:
- One network segment.
- A single protocol: TCP/IP.
- Demand-dial or dedicated-link connections to the Internet service provider (ISP).
The following illustration shows an example of a SOHO network.
The server running Routing and Remote Access is configured with a network adapter for the media that is used in the home network (for example, Ethernet) and an ISDN adapter or an analog modem. You can use a leased line or other permanent connection technologies, such as xDSL and cable modems, but this scenario describes the more typical configuration that uses a dial-up link to a local ISP.