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Is it possible configure a Draytek Vigor 2830 to simply route between two separate network ranges?

Hi

My scenario is as follows:

2 seperate network ranges using same cabling/switches.

Net 1

10.233.238.0
255.255.255.0

Net 2

10.158.16.0
255.255.255.0

Both ranges need to be able to access each other fully. There was an intel 9515 express router previously serving this purpose but it has sadly expired. I have a Draytek Vigor 2830 laying around and just wondered if any of you enlightened people might know how I could configure it to perform a similar job as the intel 9515. Alternatively if this is not possible could I have any suggestions as to a suitable cheap-ish alternative.

Many thanks

Mark

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ArneLoviusCommented:
Are these two network ranges separated by VLANS ?

It is not ideal to have a router see packets from one interface on a different interface, it can cause some "interesting" problems.

While the 2830 has multiple VLAN support, this i to isolate traffic going to the WAN port, and I'm not sure if you could use it as an inter VLAN router.

For an inexpensive router, you could take a look at the MikroTik RB750  http://routerboard.com/RB750 or the gigabit version the RB740GL http://routerboard.com/RB750GL

Or you could use a PC running one of several "router" distributions of Linux/BSD

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yousystemsAuthor Commented:
The appliance idea seemed the best for our scenario, I found Zeroshell to be perfect for the job, it's now running on an existing vmware server we have set up. Probably one of the easiest things I've ever had to set up as well.

Many thanks for your help.

Mark
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