RDP with Dual Routers?
Posted on 2010-11-12
Is it possible to setup a Remote Desktop connection through either of two Linksys RV082 routers that feed the same internal subnet? One RV082 is the primary router/gateway, say at 192.168.1.1 and the second is a "backup" at 192.168.1.2. The basic need for this is to be able to establish remote access if the primary router/gateway fails for any reason.
In trying this and observing that a Remote Desktop connection times out when attempting to connect to the backup router, it occurred to me that the issue is that the XP target has a default gateway pointing only to the primary router: thus, a connection request is made through one ip (say 192.168.1.2), but the response is made through 192.168.1.1. So, I setup the (normally unused & disabled) second NIC on the XP target to have its gateway pointing to 192.168.1.2. But of course, XP still has the default gateway at 192.168.1.1.
So, if it is possible to setup each NIC to point to its intended gateway? is this the entire issue? And, if it is possible to do what I want, how do I set this up?