Linking two networks

January 11, 2011 at 09:56:16
Specs: Windows 7
Hello World!

I am in desperate need for help on and issue that i'm having here. I have two offices that are linked together with a wireless bridge. They each have their own internet service and both offices are on different subnets. What i am trying to do is to allow access to windows file sharing on both sides within the same workgroup and allow them to browse to the other side via either server name or ip. The two servers talk to eachother no problem. Right now, most workstations can see the server on the other side through my network place, but cannot access it or ping it. The wireless bridges are connected to a second NIC on each servers

To simplify thing, i did a sketch of the network to resume the setup.
http://bit.ly/hUeSMm

Any ideas anybody? possibly a routing issue somewhere?
Your time is greatly appreciated.

Fred



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#1
January 11, 2011 at 10:06:23
You would need to engage and configure RRAS on both servers. This turns them into routers.

Or have the wireless bridge connect to a lan port on each router and choose one subnet for all.
right now you have 3 subnets
x.x.1.x
x.x.0.x
x.x.5.x
You could make them all x.x.0.x
disable dhcp on the routers
static assign each a static ip x.x.0.1 and x.x.0.2

On the left side of the network you would list its local gateway for internet access for the server and two workstations.
Same on the right side for the server and workstation.

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January 11, 2011 at 10:13:09
Thanks for the reponse wanderer. I have seen the RRAS option and probably think that would be ideal for me. What i wonder though, will this works since we are each using our own router or will it cause routing issues?

if not configuring it as RRAS would i need to use static routes or RIP?


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#3
January 11, 2011 at 10:25:50
Did you read wanderer's post?

If you use the single subnet method, then you don't need to worry about RIP or routing tables or any of that.

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You could make them all x.x.0.x
disable dhcp on the routers
static assign each a static ip x.x.0.1 and x.x.0.2

On the left side of the network you would list its local gateway for internet access for the server and two workstations.
Same on the right side for the server and workstation.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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#4
January 11, 2011 at 10:32:28
Yes Curt, I do understand that method and it does make sense. I would rather thought do it with RRAS on both servers. That's where i'm stuck at.

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#5
January 11, 2011 at 11:58:58
Complex or simple. Not sure why you would want complex but this should get you started

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...

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#6
January 11, 2011 at 12:24:58
Thanks for the link, there alot of info, but i really do not know where to start, should i add RIP and/or static routes also?

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#7
January 11, 2011 at 12:28:05
there should be no need for you to do anything except setup rras on each

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