How to route two different ip ranges
Posted on 2003-11-21
In my company we have 2 floors.
1st floor has a router, a switch and 22 PCs
2nd floor has a router, a switch and 14 PCs
I use static IPs and since I use two different ISPs I have a different IP range for the PCs on the 1st floor and a different IP range for the 2nd floor.
There is a cable (1Gbps) that connects the two switches (both have 2 Gigabit ports and 24 10/100 ports - but are not of the same company).
The thing is that now when I send something to a computer from the 1st floor to the 2nd, it goes through the Internet and now through the uplink!!! Which is not what I had in mind... :)
Is there a way to route those two ip ranges so that they connect to each other via uplink and not via Internet?
Do I have to use some kind of specific router? Or a software router can do it too?