Multiple NIC Cards and Routing Issue
Posted on 2006-07-19
I have a Windows 2003 server at my office that has two NIC cards, one with an internal IP on the LAN, and one that is assigned a "real world" IP address. It is not able to ping any of my clients that I have at a remote branch because I assume it is attempting to go out through the default gateway of the "External" NIC. All of my other machines with just the local address on them are able to get out and ping the remote vpn clients because their default gateway has a static route to the location (this router is also the VPN "server"). Is there a way in Windows that I am perhaps forgetting or don't know about that allows you to specify certain networks to be sent out specific NIC cards? Or is there any other work around that you can think of? I guess I may just have to buy a new router or a new interface for the router and assign the "real IP" to that and forward the ports I need to the server and just take out the other NIC. Thanks for your help!