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By Invictus ·
I'm trying to connect a Win98 machine with 2 NIC to 2 seperate TCP/IP networks one in the for 10.x.x.x and the other on 192.168.x.x. The 10.x.x.x is the machines local network while the 192.168.x.x is a remote connecting via frame relay to a citrix server. When both NIC's are active the machine pronounces the 192.x.x.x network unreachable unless the other netowk card is disabled in which case I get clear access to the remote network.
Could someplease give me an idea of how I can get the machine to operate on both networks if possible.

Thanx

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Connecting to 2 networks

You can only have one IP assigned to a machine at a time. When the machine is assigned an address in the 192 subnet it will be able to access the 192 network. When it is assigned a 10.x IP it will be fine in the 10. subnet. You need routing enabled to be able to access both networks. You can purchase relatively cheap router now a days. You said you have frame relay coming in. Where is that coming from? A switch or router? Try running the 198. line to the router FIRST then from router toyour machine.

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by Invictus In reply to Connecting to 2 networks

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by tba02 In reply to Connecting to 2 networks

With apologies to "User_Deleted" above.. but
<b>You can only have one IP assigned to a machine at a time. When the machine is assigned an address in the 192 subnet it will be able to access the 192 network. When it is assigned a 10.x IP it will be fine in the 10. subnet.</b> is incorrect. You can have multiple IP's. You can even have multiple IP's with a single NIC. See MSKB Article I Q156772.

On to the question. Make sure you are not having any hardware conflicts with both NICs enabled. Is the machine getting the IP address via DHCP or are they statically assigned?

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by Invictus In reply to Connecting to 2 networks

Both IP statically assigned without hardware confict. The problem is really that traffic seems to be routed to the 10.x IP by default. I did solve the problem in the end it seems the TCPIP driver files were corrupt and a complete removal of both theNIC drivers and TCPIP protocols on the offending machine solved the problem when a single NIC. Barring the use of RRAS etc I belive there is no way selectively routing btwn 2 subnets. Thanks a lot for you answers the helped a great deal

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by cdobbin In reply to Connecting to 2 networks

I agree with answer #2, you can have mulitple IP's on one machine. I would suspect that it is some sort of a problem with DHCP, check your DHCP config.

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by Invictus In reply to Connecting to 2 networks

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by akdude In reply to Connecting to 2 networks

On Win98, use DHCP and "use DHCP for WINS" for both networks. No gateway.

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by akdude In reply to Connecting to 2 networks

try a release and renew on the DHCP NIC.

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by Invictus In reply to Connecting to 2 networks

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