connecting two different subnets on same domain

Hi experts, can someone explain to me the best way to connect two subnets on the same domain but one is on the west coast and the other on the east coast.

one is 192.168.1.x

other is 172.16.1.x
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

well your best and simplest solution is to put a router between them :)
mputnam31Author Commented:
There is a router between them. One on the east coast and one on the west coast. :)  I can't my exchange server on the east coast to see the DC on east coast.  I think it has something to do with WINS.
ah sorry of course you do! ha! have you got a VPN connection between them both?
Bootstrap 4: Exploring New Features

Learn how to use and navigate the new features included in Bootstrap 4, the most popular HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework for developing responsive, mobile-first websites.

mputnam31Author Commented:
then that is the best way, whar are your problems at the moment
Rob WilliamsCommented:
If your VPN is up and functioning correctly it should look after the routing between the two subnets for you. However, perhaps your problem is viewing resources on the remote end. If so try connecting to a remote share using the IP rather than the name for example:
If that fails try a basic ping of the device.
Remember these are connections coming from outside of the local network, so any software firewalls such as the Windows Firewall (or McAfee, ZoneAlarm, etc) will need to be configured to allow access. For now disable any software firewalls on the PC you are connecting to, for testing. Also if you are using Symantec Virus Protection you may need to disable "Internet Work Protection".
If you are still having problems could you post how the VPN is constructed ? Are you using 2 hardware VPN routers or something like the Windows VPN, and if routers what make and model.

If you can connect to the remote site by IP there are numerous options to resolve names depending on what you have for servers, DNS, WINS and such. A simple solution is to use the LMHosts file:
LMHosts file which creates a table of IP's and computer names. LMHosts is located in the Windows directory under c:\Windows (or WINNT)\System32\Drivers\Etc\LMHosts.sam , instructions are included within the file. Any line starting with # is just a comment and is ignored. Open the file with Notepad and add entries for your computers as below;      CompName       #PRE
Hit enter when each line is complete (important), then save the file without a file extension. To be sure there is no extension ,when saving enclose in quotations like "LMHosts". Now when you try to connect to a computer name it should find it as it will search the LMHosts file for the record before connecting.
More details regarding LMHosts file:

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Rob WilliamsCommented:
Thanks mputnam31,
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Networking

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.