Static Route

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One of our clients has a small network (that we inherited) running Server 2003 and a mix of XP and one Windows 7 clients.  There are also MAC’s, but I don’t want to complicate this any further.  This client has just begun a project for a client where he has to have a secure system where only those members of his staff working on the project have any access to the data for this particular client.  The client insisted that they have an isolated workstation on a different network with a static route setup between the separate computer hosting the client’s data and the staff allowed to access it.  Not our way of doing it but that was what was required.
Here are details of the network:
NetgearCGN2000 router (router 1)
LAN ip:            192.168.1.222
WAN ip:                      from the ISP
DNS:            from the ISP
Server IP:      192.168.1.253 (also running DNS Server)

Workstations:       
Ip’s:            192.168.1.xx

To comply with the requirements of the project, a second router and computer were setup as follows:
Netgear RP614 (router 2)
LAN IP:             192.168.10.1
WAN IP:                       192.168.1.201
SM:             255.255.255.0
GW:             192.168.1.222
DNS:             192.168.1.253
DMZ:             192.168.10.50

Project workstation
IP:            192.168.10.50
SM:            255.255.255.0
GW:            192.168.10.1
DNS:            192.168.1.253

Route
From each workstation, a static route is set as follows:
ROUTE -p ADD 192.168.10.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.201
Have we missed something?
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Commented:
Add the same static route on your NetgearCGN2000 if you want the project workstation to be able to use the Internet.

Commented:
DNS on project worstation also will not work without static route on NetgearCGN2000

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Thanks.  I hope to be able to get to the client tomorrow to see if the static ropute on the router has been omitted.
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I may be getting in a muddle with the static route on the router.
This is what I have on the Netgear RP614:
Destination: 192.168.10.0   Gateway: 192.168.10.1

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Commented:
There is no seed to set a static route on Netgear RP614.
But NetgearCGN2000 should have
Destination: 192.168.10.0 Gateway: 192.168.1.201

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Commented:
I have set up the CGN2000 as suggested but regrettably, it has made no difference.

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Can you describe what are the symptoms of the problem? No connectivity to/from the project workstation?
It could be DNS issue as well. Maybe NetgearCGN2000 is no accepting DNS requests from project workstation because it is on another network.
Please give more information about the problem. What error message are you getting?
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Hi
I resolved the problem in the following way:-
Netgear RP614 (router 2)
LAN IP:         192.168.1.201
WAN IP:       192.168.10.1
SM:             255.255.255.0
GW:             192.168.1.222
DNS:            192.168.1.253

I also reversed the cables on the router so that the WAN cable connected into the switch and the LAN cable connected to router 1.

Thanks very much for your input.

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