Routing between network segments through Netware 6 IPXTUNNEL and Linksys Router... Is it possible?
Posted on 2004-09-24
Here is my setup I'm running a Cable Modem for Internet Access and I have it connected to a Hub that splits the signal to 2 computers that get their Public DHCP address from the Cablemodem's DHCP Server. Both computers are also connected to a Netware server via IPX over the same network card.
The Linksys Wireless Router is assigned a non routable static ip address of 192.168.1.1 and assigns 192.168.1.X addresses to another computer and any Wireless connections via DHCP but it's WAN side is connected to the Cablemodem via the aforementioned Hub and get's it's Public address through the Cable Modem DHCP.
The Netware 6 Server has 2 Network cards. The first is configured using TCP/IP and connected to the internal Network and assigned a static address of 192.168.1.2, it's obviously connected to the Linksys Router LAN side. The other network card is configured for IPX and is connected to the same HUB that the computers receiving a Public IP address from the Cablemodem are.
I want to be able to network via IP to the computers on the 192.168.1.x side of the Linksys Router from the computers connected to the IPX side of the Netware Server that have DHCP public IP addresses from the cablemodem. I think I can do this by tunneling IP packets through IPX but I don't know if the Linksys router is compatible with that. I've tried to setup static routes and play with IPtunnel but I'm not sure if I'm doing it right. Any help would be appreciated. I'm able to see the other computers in the network because I've configured IPX for Windows Networking. All of the computers are running Windows XP SP2 with the exception of the Netware 6 server. I need to use the IP protocol for some specific network applictions that don't support IPX.
Thanks in advance,