Routing - Computers on either subnet have problems finding PCs on the other subnet

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by ZZYZX, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. ZZYZX

    ZZYZX Guest

    I need some expert advise

    THE PROBLEM:
    Computers on either subnet have problems finding PCs on the other
    subnet.

    Details - (dummy ip ranges)

    SUBNET 1 (Clients all STATIC)
    ========
    Range: 111.111.111.1 - 63
    Gateway: 111.111.111.1
    Mask: 255.255.255.192



    SUBNET 2 (Clients all DYNAMIC)
    ========
    Range: 222.222.222.1 - 31
    Gateway: 222.222.222.1
    Mask: 255.255.255.224


    Both subnets are on the same network segment. (dummy ip ranges)

    ROUTER:
    There is one Cisco 1841 router for which I have been assured
    that internally it knows about both segments and how to route packets
    between them. It acts as both of the above gateways.

    SERVER: Windows 2003 Server (sp2).
    Has one NIC in each subnet.
    Server is also DNS and DHCP server.
    Is also Domain Controller.

    Computers on either subnet can access the Internet.

    THE PROBLEM:
    Computers on either subnet have problems finding PCs on the other
    subnet.

    QUESTION:
    What gateway to use and /or routes and how to setup such routes
    between subnets?

    If you need more detail then let me know. Thanks
     
    ZZYZX, Nov 21, 2010
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    koolholio

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    It appears you're using subnetting, which is a software way of networking, layer 2 (mac addressing and ARP broadcasts) should still work fine, provided that this is the case... read on

    SUGGESTION: 2 static RIP entries upon each gateway inbetween? provided there isnt too much filtering on the cisco or the gateways/routers between...


    SUBNET 1 to SUBNET 2
    destination : 222.222.222.222.0 ---- 0 = whole network
    MASK: 255.255.255.224
    Gateway: 222.222.222.1


    SUBNET 2 to SUBNET 1
    destination : 111.111.111.111.0 ---- 0 = whole network
    MASK: 255.255.255.192
    Gateway: 111.111.111.1
     
    koolholio, Mar 26, 2011
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    koolholio

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    if you're using NAT, it may cause a few more troublesome ways, think of flow charts and network diagrams :) maybe visio might make it easier?
     
    koolholio, Mar 26, 2011
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