ip configuration and subnet configuration for crossing two networks
Posted on 2009-07-09
I have an office network on the ip range of 10.96.4.x. That network is physically connected at a certain switch to a camera network with the range of 10.1.1.1. For some reason there is one switch in common on the two networks. I think just to save cost.
One user on the office network needs to browse to a server on the camera network (10.1.1.21) or connect to it via rdp (remote desktop).
If I configure that computer's ip settings to the 10.1.1.x range with a class c subnet I can use the camera application no problem. Of course then it is off the office network.
If I configure the computer with its normal ip settings except to change the subnet to 255.0.0.0 then I can scan the camera network using angryip and ping 30 devices. I can browse to a bunch of the cameras individually because they have web interfaces. However I cannot either ping, browse to or use rdp to connect to the camera server.
I feel like it is pretty close because I can see the cameras. I wonder if any networking experts can suggest anything.
Another option is to install a second network card in the machine in question but I am unsure how I would set it up so it wouldn't possibly mess up his current setup. I'm not sure how requests on his machine would know which network card to use, especially since the video application is web based. However if it could be used through remote desktop connection so if there was some way to tell the computer that rdp traffic routes through the certain network card that might also be a solution.
Thanks for any suggestions.