Networking with switch/bridge and routers

June 13, 2011 at 13:43:08
Specs: Windows XP
modem
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----switch-----
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Router 1.... Router 2
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Computer 1.....Computer 2
......................Computer 3

Router 1 points to a VPN

Router 2 access to the internet

Computer 3 needs to access router 1 (VPN). Both Computer 2 and 3 are in a different room than computer 1, and router 1. Computer 2 is networked via cat5e to router 2.

Is is possible to have Computer 2 and 3 share the cat5e, yet access different routers?

Thanks


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#1
June 13, 2011 at 15:07:53
Do you have two fixed IP addresses? Otherwise you can't connect the routers that way.

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#2
June 13, 2011 at 16:15:44
Yes, my ISP assigned me two IP addresses.

The above configure works now, but only because I'm using the wifi functionality to connect computer 3 to router 1. I want to remove the wireless, and move everything to wired connection.


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#3
June 13, 2011 at 18:29:39
It should work. Computer 3 has to enable connection to router 2.

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#4
June 13, 2011 at 19:10:35
I'm not sure I understand what you're saying? What do you mean by "enable connection to router 2"?

I need computer 3 to connect to Router 1.

Sorry if I wasn't clear with my explanation - Computer 2 and 3 are in a separate room from both the modem, switch, Router 1 and Router 2. The only thing connecting the room that both Computer 2 and 3 are in, is a single cat5e cable - which is currently running from Router 2 to Computer 2.

I thought I could perhaps use a switch at both ends of the cat5e cable. Connect computer 2 and 3 to the one end, and then at the other, spit the cat5e to both routers.

Would that work? If not, is it even possible?

Thanks!


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#5
June 13, 2011 at 22:22:17
Sorry I interpreted your diagram as computer 3 below computer 2 as connected to router 2.

Can't use switches to combine then split signals. It may be possible to send two signals down one cable by splitting the pairs and terminating each end in two plugs. Not guaranteed to work.


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