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How do I add a static route to allow me to access a remote network via an intermediate connections?

I have 3 remote offices that connect to our main office. The networks are as follows:
Main: 192.168.0.0
Remote1: 192.186.1.0
Remote2:192.168.2.0
Remote3:192.168.3.0

From each of the remote offices I can see the main office via the router at each office. From the main office I can see all of the remote offices.

I attempted to add a static rout on my XP machine to route from Remote3 to Remote1:

ROUTE ADD 192.168.1.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.2 -P

192.168.0.2 being the IP of the router on the Main network that serves the Remote1 network. XP didn't like that because the gateway was not on the same network as the interface.

From my office in Remote3 I can RDP to a machine on the Main network and connect to rescources on the Remote1 network but I cannot access them directly from my office.

Any suggestions??
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Are the remote office connected via a VPN, or via leased lines?

when you add a static route the next hops must be on the same segment as the computer. If the default gateway for the PC is set to the local router, that router must have a route to the other remote office via the main office. Also the other router at the other site must have a route back.
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The see my following statement; you can't set the next hops to be 192.168.0.2 on the 192.168.3.0 subnet. The next hop must be on the same subnet. That router must then have a route to that office and that office's router must have a route back.
It appears that what I was trying to accomplish cannot be done.
How come?
"you can't set the next hops to be 192.168.0.2 on the 192.168.3.0 subnet. The next hop must be on the same subnet"
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