Windows 2000 - Using 2 gateways
Posted on 2006-11-11
Here's the problem I have, which is mega urgent as i am in the middle of a network migraiton and my ass is grass if this doesn't work by tomorrow so i'm offering 500 points.
I have 2 gateways that i need to access from a Windows 2000 client. Both gateways are and on the same network. Gateway 1 is 10.240.192.1 and second gateway is 10.240.192.30.
Gateway 1 (10.240.192.1) is the gatway address for the 10.240.192.0 network which is connected to a port on a router, which routes throught to MPLS private circuit.
Gateway 2 (10.240.192.30) simply an address of a firewall for broadband and VPN access.
I assmed that I could simply define 2 gateways in the Windows 2000 client, with different metrics and that i could get out on both gateways. The problem i have is that i can only seem to get out on 1 at a time. it's almost as if Windows 2000 client is ignoring the second gateway.
i.e. if define 10.240.192.1 as gateway then i can get out to the MPLS conneciton but not broadband /VPN. IF i define, 10.240.192.30 i can out to broadband & VPN but not MPLS.
I can ping both 10.240.192.1 & 10.240.192.30 but can only route to 1 at a time.
How can i have both routes active in Windows 2000 clients ?