How to combine 2 networks.

November 17, 2010 at 05:58:39
Specs: Windows XP
Hi.

In my office there are 8 systems running on winxp in which 6 are connected to internet through 16port switch which is connected to a modem DHCP enabled. Another 2 systems are connected to VSAT through same 16port switch which is again connected to VSAT device.

Now i`m able to share and browse files from either those 6 systems which are connected to internet or those 2 systems which are connected to VSAT. i want to mix up these to different connectivities and want to share file in all 8 systems with out adding any other LAN cards. Please help me to solve this.

Thanks & regards.


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#1
November 17, 2010 at 06:49:05
You write modems but for you to do anything you would need routers.

with that note in mind you would;
set both internet access routers to the same subnet
manually set the ip, subnet and gateway on each machine. The two on vsat would have the vsat gateway. Those on the other have the others gateway.
You connect a cable between the two swiches

That's it.

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#2
November 17, 2010 at 07:38:29
hi, thanks for your replay. Sorry, it was not modem it is router and there is only one 16port switch(to which all the 8 computers and 1 internet connection and a 1 vsat connection are connected) . Through vsat we connect one special application which is connected to our head office. For vsat connection subnet is 255.255.255.248 and for internet is 255.255.255.0

So, i need to get sharing of files and printers in all of 8 systems irrespective of their connection to internet or vsat.i dont have better knowledge on this. Please help to solve this.


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#3
November 17, 2010 at 08:07:36
255.255.255.248 limits you to 6 hosts which means you can't use it for all of your devices. This would appear to be a constant in this equation as well as the limiting factor.

Only thing I can suggest is to load another protocol, like netbeui, on all so they all have a common language [protocol].

Are the printers shared or networked? If networked do they support netbeui?

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#4
November 19, 2010 at 10:40:04
Printers are shared more over i can not change VSAT settings( like DNS or IP) this may cause connectivity problem. if ther is any thing i do i can only change it in internet connection.

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#5
November 19, 2010 at 11:17:50
Understandable you can't change the vsat settings.

As I suggested previously
install a cable between the two routers so you have network connectivity physically.
install netbeui on all pcs so they have a common language.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301041

Make sense?

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#6
November 20, 2010 at 00:12:26
Many many thanks for your patience and support. its really helpful, i`m able to share every thing now. thank you..

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