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Using NT Machine as Router

By the_noid ·
I know this is possible but I am missing something.

Lets say I have 3-win9x clients, 1-NT PDC, 1-10Mb hub and 1-100Mb hub. Accepting that the hubs cannot be cascaded, I want to turn my NT machine into a "gateway/router" to do it for me.In 2f the win9x machines, I have a 3Com 3C905 10/100Mb NICs. In the other win9x machine, I have a 3Com 3C509B 10Mb NIC. In the NT machine, I have 1 of each. I assume that I need to have 2 separate subnets defined for the different segments so I am using 19.168.1.xxx on my 10Mb segment and 192.168.2.xxx on my 100Mb segment.

The IP address of the server is 192.168.1.100 for the 10Mb and 192.168.2.100 for the 100Mb. The NT machine has IP forwarding, DNS resolution, and WINS services active and started wth no errors. Each of the win9x machines have their default gateways for their NIC pointed to the NIC that they match in the NT machine. The 100Mb segment can see all of the machines on its segment as well as the NT machine. The 10Mb side can see all o

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by Slacker In reply to Using NT Machine as Route ...

You need to build the "Local Address Tables" for each NIC. In the protocol control panel for each NIC add all of the addresses for both sides of the network.
It may help to build an lmhosts file that includes all of the IP's as well and drop it into the:\Windows directory on each of the machines. The end of your question was cut off, but that is how I am doing something very similar.

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by Daniel In reply to Using NT Machine as Route ...

Have you built a routing table at the server? Use "Start"-"Run"-"cmd" on the server console to invoke a DOS-session. Use "route -p ADD 192.168.1.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.100 METRIC 1" and "route -p ADD 192.168.2.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 192.168.2.100 MERIC 1" to add the new routes as persistent ones. The syntax of route used in this example is route -p ADD Destination MASK SubnetMask Gateway METRIC HopCount. You can get more help by typing "route /?" at the DOS-Prompt.

Another way that I wouldn't useis to use regedt32 to edit the key HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\PersistentRoutes. Data type is REG_SZ, data format is comma-delimited Destination,SubnetMask,Gateway,PrimaryRouteMetric with no spaces inbetween. But be aware thatanipulating the registry carelessly may damage your system seriously!!!

Hope, I could help you

Daniel

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by 1903 In reply to Using NT Machine as Route ...

You can also just set the default gateway on each card in the NT machine to the other card. This works when you only have two cards and it is simple and quick to set up. It will let you access the two networks. Not as robust as building the tables thouht

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by Abbot23 In reply to Using NT Machine as Route ...

fIRST:U need to verify that all computer are on one subnet mask/255.255.255.0 or something/ If u use diff submasks all computers will see each other only if they are on one submask/encrised security/
2: Make sure that gateways are correct : on 10mbgatewy is NT ipadres, on 100mb gateway is youre real gateway
3:Check DNS - on nt yore is working, but if u have one somewhere else and NT is uses it and u set another one on ure nT may this is the problem!/start IExplorer on clients and try WWW adres - if retrn a DNS lookup failure - u get it ;))/
4.chek ip adresses by ping - if they are from DHCP/obtain automatikali/ and u use one twice - this is error! use the same DHCP server everywhere! Thats all, folks! :-))

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by fremen In reply to Using NT Machine as Route ...

Find out and install RRAS ("Routing Remote Access Service") from Microsoft.
Then with the new RRAS Manager configure your Routing Tables. If you don't know how, follow the instruction in the help files provided by Microsoft. Remeber to install first SP3hen RRAS and then SP5.
If you need more help contact me ...

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