Static Routes Between Two RoutersLocked
I have several SOHO routers on my network;Linksys and D-Link. I get 5 static WAN IPs from my DSL provider and I have segregated my network into five different segments so that the PCs behind each router would use their own gateway to the internet. Linksys recommended this and it has certainly improved my overall network performance I must say. However my network looks like five different networks and not one big network.
Now I would like to connect this five routers for the purpose of backing up each system to a tape backup drive and occassionally map a drive from one system to another.
Basically my network looks like this:
Router 1 = IP address 192.168.1.1
Router 2 = IP address 192.168.2.1
Router 3 = IP address 192.168.3.1
Router 4 = IP address 192.168.4.1
Router 5 = IP address 192.168.5.1
All on subnet mask 255.255.255.0. Everything on my network is static IPs, no DHCP. What I want to do is be able to link these routers via static routes. The routers are capable of this. Each router can have up to 20 routes each. (Visio Diagram here (external link to dslreports.com):
I have asked this question on other websites and people have been most helpful. Unfortunately most of the answers are to scrap my existing setup and all these routers and go with a multi-nat router instead. If I had it all to do over again I would certainly go with this option, however I would like to use my existing setup and use my current hardware to accomplish this.
Seems like a simple enough task.
If I use the following as an example and can get a solution then I’m sure I can figure out the rest.
Example: Router A uses IP address 192.168.1.5 and router B uses IP address 192.168.10.1.
Question: On router A what would be the correct static route information to make a route to router B?
1) Destination IP address?
2) Subnet Mask?
3) Default Gateway?