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    Routing in Win2K


    by kevin anderson ·

    I run a small (8 pc) peer to peer home network. The “server” I currently use is a win98 PC with Three NICs. One nic (IP address is for a cable modem. The second, ( is a 10 Meg connection, the third, ( is a 100Meg connection. With 98, I cannot route between and This means that I cannot see from one segment to the other, so I can’t (for example) play quake if the two PCs are on different segments. I will be moving the “server” PC to Win2000 Pro (not server). Does Win2K pro allow me to set up routing between the internal addresses, and if yes, how do I do it?


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    • #3776225

      Routing in Win2K

      by calves ·

      In reply to Routing in Win2K

      you could with the server by applying RRAS, but not with W2KPro.
      Why don’t you give a address and keep them in the same subnet?

      Good Luck!

    • #3776204

      Routing in Win2K

      by Anonymous ·

      In reply to Routing in Win2K

      You’re right, you can’t route between .10 and .100, because they are on the same subnet. (Unless you have subnetted the .10 for the .100 using a subnet mask, such as

      You can only route between subnets and networks.

    • #3777867

      Routing in Win2K

      by inspectorclave ·

      In reply to Routing in Win2K

      I’m not sure I fully understand. and are on the same subnet if you are using a mask of If you want the two to be on different subnets, then you need to change your mask to and change your 2 IP addresses to be on different subnets. However, I don’t think that you want to do this (from what you said about LAN gaming). With Win2000 you can route between subnets, but as I said before, the IP address are on the same subnet.

      BTW, enable IP forwarding on the server to allow routing between the NIC’s. Email me at with more details if this doesn’t solve you question.

    • #3777840

      Routing in Win2K

      by mckaytech ·

      In reply to Routing in Win2K

      This discussion looked like it needed a minority opinion from way out in space, so I thought I would offer the thought that what you’re trying to do could be done very easily with a Linux-based router running on a 486 with 16meg of RAM, no hard drive and 3 cheapo NICs.
      Not only would this offload the routing duties from the Win98 PC but would provide a pretty capable firewall as well.
      Last time I made this suggestion in this forum, I got flamed but I’m a slow learner and it’s a solution that has worked very, very well for me.
      The subnet mask issue with your addressing scheme has already been raised but I was also curious why you were trying to create separate segments for 10 and 100 meg. A much cleaner approach on an 8-node peer-peer network would be an auto-negotiating hub or switch. Any theoretical performance impact from the mixed-mode environment would likely be imperceptible.


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