I am sure there is a guide somewhere, but since I don't need one I don't know where to point you
I am sure I will not get this all in one post, but here is the low down.
"Sygate Home Network" <--- is not really needed unless your router requires it (you never said what router).
Brief overview of how to setup the Gateway server with 2 nics.
1. NIC one should be setup with a standard tcp/ip config to access the net through your cable modem.
you need an IP address or DHCP
if static IP then you need DNS, Defaut Gateway, Subnet mask
go into advanced properties of your DNS tab and turn off "register this connections address" you do not need this.
Make sure this works and the gateway can 'see' the internet.
2. Install nic 2
go into the properties of NIC 1 (right click network places, click properties, find nic 1 right click go properties)
click the sharing tab and enable sahring from NIC 1 to NIC 2 this should be obvious. This will also set NIC 2 up with an IP 192.168.X.X
Since you are connection your router to NIC 2 make sure the IP information is correct to connect to the 192.168.X.X subent. Tell me if that makes no sense to you, most folks just use a hub here with a dual nic setup (like me)
I assume you are letting your router perform DHCP for the other two machines?? Point is, these other two machine must have an IP address in the same 192.168.X.X range as the second NIC in your server. I think this may be your issue.
thing to do with win2k security is to make a local user on all machines that has the SAME
exact name and password and make that user an administrator (even set that user up for autologin makes it even easier) that way no matter what machine you are on you have full access to all other machines.
Map a drive from one machine to another and see what happens. Try the admin share C$
see what happens