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By steve.perkins ·
I work for a small IT consultancy and we have recently been experimenting with remote support via ISDN routers rather than dial up modem.

This has given us a problem as many of our clients have the same IP address ranges (ie: 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.0.255) and also the same server names.

Is there anyway that we can configure a routing solution that doesn't involve actually changing client networks (esp as some may not wish to be changed !)

I thought maybe some kind of virtual network in between but to be honest whilst I'm learning fast about IP and routing, it's still out of my depth.

It would be really great if someone could help me out on this one !

Thanks
Steve

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by Humby In reply to General routing

Unfortunately your question is lacking a lot of info so it is difficult to solve. Here are a few suggestions. You could use NAT to solve your overlapping IP address problem. The other is not a routing problem but a DNS one. You need to have an entry in your dns server specifying a different name for the remote node or it will never go to it. The other option that could work is the use of a host file on the pc that is remoting in. I donot know if any of this will help but if I had more info I might be able to assist you further.

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by steve.perkins In reply to General routing

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by McKayTech In reply to General routing

Since your clients are using the same private IP addresses on their internal networks, the best answer would be to use NAT to establish a unique IP for you to access their network. That unique IP address would serve as a gateway to their network. Then, if you would like, you could use a HOSTS file to associate that IP with an easily-recognized name.

Depending on the ISDN equipment you are using, you could probably add a hardware/NAT device for a lot less than $200 per customer site.

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by steve.perkins In reply to General routing

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by -Q-240248 In reply to General routing

Your remote support PCs would have to be on a different subnet than your customers anyways if you're using ISDN and point-to-point networking. I think you're saying that you are working as remote nodes on your customers' network via point-to-point ISDN connection. You'll simply need to subnet,.

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by wayne.carr In reply to General routing

NAT, Possibly Tunneling

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