2Establishing a Server Environment
This chapter contains information on the network architecture and enterprise server
environment needed to provide network and session services for Wyse thin clients running
Wyse ThinOS. It also includes information to help you address important considerations
when configuring access to the server environment and when configuring the services to
be provided by the server environment. Use this chapter in conjunction with the Getting
Started Guide: Wyse ThinOSTM and the Reference Guide: Wyse ThinOSTM INI Files to
set up and configure your Wyse ThinOS server environment.
Setting Up Access to Enterprise Servers
There are five basic methods of access to the enterprise server environment available to
the thin client. Except for Ethernet Direct, all of the access methods require that some
local settings be made on the thin client. These settings cannot be automated because the
thin client has not yet accessed user profiles. For certain privileges, these local settings
are retained and are available for the next thin client system start. Activating these local
settings and the defined connections can also be automated at thin client system start.
Methods of access include:
•Ethernet Direct - This is a connection from the thin client Ethernet port directly to the
enterprise intranet. No additional hardware is required. In this configuration all network
services can be used, including an enterprise DHCP server. A DHCP server on the
network can provide not only the thin client IP address, but also the location of the file
server containing the user profiles and software updates
•Wireless Direct - An 802.11b/g/n USB Wireless Adapter can be used to access the
enterprise intranet. The adapter connects to a USB port on the thin client and uses
short-range wide-band radio to communicate with a wireless access point. Typically,
wireless access points are located at several locations in the enterprise within range of
the 802.11b/g/n USB Wireless Adapters and directly connected to the enterprise
intranet. Contact Wyse for available wireless network devices.
Service Set Identification (SSID), channel, authentication, and encryption
configurations must be entered in the Wireless Setup dialog box on the thin client.
Corresponding entries must also be made in the enterprise access point.
•PPPoE - Thin client support for PPPoE is intended for devices which connect to the
Internet directly from remote locations. PPPoE is used as an alternative to providing
DHCP support or static IP addresses on all high speed lines. PPPoE is compatible with
the use of PPTP, FTP, and/or PNAgent/PNLite.
To enable the PPPoE Manager, the No local LAN, invoke PPPoE only option must
be selected in the Network Setup dialog box (for information on the Network Setup
dialog box, refer to the Users Guide: Wyse ThinOSTM). After being enabled, the
PPPoE Manager can then be used and is available from the desktop to configure and
invoke a PPPoE connection to WAN. Once connected, all WAN packets go though a