How to bridge two Lan Cards in Win2k
Posted on 2005-04-25
All 5 PCs have Win 2k PRO installed. I also have the Win 2k Server but no time to mess with it at this point.
There are two DSL modems (2WIRE 1800), and each has a very small LAN connected. Each modem also works as a four port hub.
The first LAN, runs with a "192.168.1.0" internal IP and a 255.255.0.0 subnet called "HOMEX"
The second LAN, runs with the "172.16.1.0" internal IP, in a 255.255.0.0 subnet called "HOME"
Both DSL Modems are configurable gateways that can use either IP: "172.16.1.1" or "192.168.1.1".
Pc1-- connects to --- Modem1 (has 2 LAN cards)
Pc2-- connects to --- Modem1
Modem1 connects as 192.168.1.1 gateway to my ISP
Pc3-- connects to --- Modem2 (has 2 LAN cards)
Pc4-- connects to --- Modem2
Pc5-- connects to --- Modem2 ----- Modem2
Modem2 connects as 172.16.1.1 gateway to my ISP
Pc3 and Pc1 each has two network cards (disabled for now).
I have been trying to connect both networks so I can access files in Pc3 from Pc1. I think this is called "bridging" both Pc3 NICS.
But I cannot figure out how. I know I can do it with WIN XP. Is this possible in Win2k? Any ideas?
Please be as specific as you can with the instructions to do this. Also, I don't understand drawings too much.
Thanks in advance.