connecting 2 IP networks
Posted on 2011-02-20
I have a home network that is working well and functioning properly and the server and workstations use 192.168.1.x addresses. I am configuring a server here at home that I am going to eventually deploy to another site and I have set it up with a static 126.96.36.199 address, which I need to get some of the server's proprietary software to work correctly.
I happen to have a Windows XP workstation on my 192 LAN that has 2 NICs and I've configured the 2nd NIC with the address 188.8.131.52. The server has 3 NICs and all are plugged into a small 5 port switch and an ethernet cable connects this switch to the 2nd NIC on the XP machine. The 192 NIC is connected to my home network switch so it can seel all other computers on this LAN and is able to connect to the internet. After putting the 210 address on the 2nd NIC the result is that now the XP machine and the server can ping each other.
The trouble is that I want other machines on the 192 LAN to be able to connect to the server at the 210 address. I've tried using the route command on the XP machine to try to add a route to the server but it didn't work. I've tried bridging the two NICs in the XP box but that didn't seem to help. Perhaps one of these methods work and I'm just not doing something right, or perhaps they won't work and there is another method. Perhaps I need a router.
Please tell me exactly what I need to do and on which machine and I'll do it quickly and test the solution right away. Thanks in advance for your help.