|Ok Im sorry I didnt enough infomation and there maybe some gray areas.|
We are a small hardware store (with a recent colege graduate). We are running two seprate networks
Network one Point of Sale (POS)
This is a 7 user network.
Static IPS for all machines starting with 192.168.1.100 and going up to 192.168.1.106.
Subnet masks of 255.255.255.0
Workgroup = Unity
5 of the computers are terminals
that access the server for inventory information, credit card processing, uploading offline data, etc.
1 is a workstation that has a default gateway (192.168.1.1) that I assume acceses the server that is UNIX based.
6 of these computers are IBM 3.0 GHz 512mb memory, 40 gig harddrive, XP, and networked with CAT5 cabling.
1 is a 1.6 Ghz 256mb 40 gig drive, Windows 2000(ComputerA).
This network is connected to a Linksys 16port hub.
Network 2 DSL
2 User network
Both computers are running DHCP
Subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
Workgroup = Workgroup
1 compter running Windows XP (2.5 ghz 256, 40mb drive)
1 running Windows ME 700 mhz 128mb memory 10 gig drive. (After long discussions and problems my boss is breaking down and upgrading his computer).
The two computers are networked with Cat5 cabling to a 8port Netgear Fvs318 Router/Switch/VPN/Firewall. (192.168.0.1)
Computer A used to be connected to network 2. But what happend was the software we use on computer A a had to be integrated with the Point of Sale software. So I ran a new cable to network 2 (Networks are in seprate rooms).
Wed still like to use computer A for the internet though because we use it to order parts online, and other stuff. Someone told me if I ran a regualr network cable from network 1 to network 2, that all I have to do is change the default gateway to the DSL modem, and add the primary and secondary DNS addresses. THIS DID NOT WORK.
The only way I have tried to use internet on Computer A is changing the workgroup back to "Workgroup" and then Using DHCP.
Then I do not see Network 1 unless I change all the settings back. Mostly everyone here isnt computer savvy or willing to take that many steps to use the internet.
I have tried contacting my Internet provider for help and Ive received the comment that as long as my DSL is on they cant help me.
If all else fails nextweek Ill run a second cable and add a second NIC to Computer A.
THe only reason the 2 networks arent together is DSL was installed a year ago. Then the Point of Sale was installed 3 weeks ago, and it does not have the necessary software for DSL useage for credit card transactions, let alone the hardware on the creditcard processors side.
PLEASE HELP!! I KNOW ITS LONGER THAN THE FIRST POST but I really would like to get this running within the next few weeks.