Solved How to bridge two networks using a router

March 4, 2012 at 15:36:27
Specs: Windows 7
Hi everyone,

I live in a school residence with a roomate and we both have an internet connection in our rooms but it's two separate networks since we can't see eachothers pc on the network. Both our pcs are connected to a switch and those switches are connected to the two internet connections. I would like to know how to bridge those two networks using a router in the living room. I would also connect a printer and an xbox to the router so we can both access the printer, the xbox can access both pcs and we can access eachother's pc.

Thanks for your help.


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March 5, 2012 at 09:36:05
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You need a dual wan port router. Google dual wan port router for more info.

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March 5, 2012 at 13:00:02
Thanks wanderer. Actually I connected both our switches to a switch in the living room to see what would happen. I am suprised to see that I can access my roomate's pc and the printer in the living room. He can also access the printer but not my pc. I suspect it might be because of windows 7 homegroup. The xbox can't see my pc though. So at least we have one less problem being both able to print.

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March 5, 2012 at 13:36:08
you got lucky with both routers lan being in the same subnet.
your next issue will be having your roommates devices getting ip addresses from your router and visa versa. You won't be happy if you both end up using the same gateway

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