How to connect 2 separate LANS?

By Jabawolf ·
Tags: Networking
Hi, I have two LANS, both with D-Link AC1200 4G LTE routers and TP-Link SMART Switches. Is it possible to connect the two LANS together? I can send a network diagram and would appreciate any help please. Thanks

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How to connect 2 separate LANS?

by SFCable In reply to How to connect 2 separate ...

You *can* connect to multiple LANs as a network peer (and not just daisy chaining routers, as Marc is referring to) if you have multiple NICs (Network Interface Controllers) and a computer & software that can keep them straight. You will probably end up with a single or primary route to "the internet" but it is possible to address specific devices on your secondary LAN(s) by explicitly specifying which network interface you want to address the traffic to.

The easiest way to see this in action is to "plug in" to one LAN (on an ethernet cable) and connect to a second LAN by connecting to a WiFi hotspot from a different LAN.

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