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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 24.24.24.24) is for a cable modem. The second, (10.10.10.10) is a 10 Meg connection, the third, (10.10.10.100) is a 100Meg connection. With 98, I cannot route between 10.10.10.10 and 10.10.10.100. 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?

Thanks.
Kev.

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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 10.10.10.100 a 10.10.10.11 address and keep them in the same subnet?

Good Luck!

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by -Q-240248 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 255.255.255.192)

You can only route between subnets and networks.

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by Inspectorclave In reply to Routing in Win2K

I'm not sure I fully understand. 10.10.10.10 and 10.10.10.100 are on the same subnet if you are using a mask of 255.0.0.0. If you want the two to be on different subnets, then you need to change your mask to 255.192.0.0 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 chrisp@metronational.com with more details if this doesn't solve you question.

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by Kevin Anderson In reply to Routing in Win2K
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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.

paul

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