Connecting to a default gateway on a different subnet
Posted on 2013-06-13
I am setting up a test domain at my office. I have an old Windows server with 2008 as a new domain and new forest. We use a B Class subnet for our main network. I would like to configure this test domain to use a straight C network (/24).
I set up the new server to use 192.168.240.5/24. Obviously, it cannot reach our default gateway: 172.16.0.1/16.
I was told that I could list the test server's ip as the default gateway (in the server's TCP/IP connection settings) and manually add a route from the server to the default gateway. This would, theorectically, enable connectivity to the default gateway.
I've tried "route add 0.0.0.0 mask 0.0.0.0 172.16.0.1", "route add 0.0.0.0 mask 255.255.255.0", and "route add 0.0.0.0 mask 255.255.0.0 172.16.0.1". No luck.
I have verified internet connectivity when the server is on the standard (B class) subnet.
Is what I am attempting possible? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.