Create a route from one subnet to another, each as their own separate Internet connection.
Posted on 2008-06-13
Here is my scenario:
I have 2 subnets 192.168.1.0 and 192.168.2.0
Right now there is a Watchguard Firebox X Edge in-between the subnets, it is on the 2.0 subnet and has an address of 192.168.2.1, it is the gateway for that subnet and is the internet gateway for the 2.0 subnet (the internet connection is on the 1.0 subnet.
We now have a separate internet connection for the 2.0 domain, so I am going to hook it to the WAN port on the Firebox and then those machines on the 2.0 subnet will continue through the 2.1 gateway but it will now be a different connection.
What I need to do now is make a route so that the computers on the 2.0 subnet can access the 1.0 subnet (for exchange and some file servers) through the Firebox.
I have a cross connect, so my thought was to hook that cross connect into one of the interface ports on the Firebox and do a route like this:
192.168.2.1 255.255.255.0 ----> 192.168.1.0 however when I do this it does not seem to work.
What am I missing? Do I need a router to connect to the Firebox or will the Firebox do it?