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2 Differents Network Sharing 1 Internet

By mephisto_007
Jul 17, 2006
  1. Hi, how do I achieve a completly 2 different network groups sharing the same Internet Connection?

    eg:

    WG = Workgroup

    WG A is sharing SAME INTERNET

    WG B is sharing SAME INTERNET

    WG A cannot access WG B or vice versa (not just by changing the WG name under System Properties ---> Computer Name, because they'll be able share printers and folders)


    Equipments: 1 Internet Modem, 1 Router, 2 Hubs, XP OS.
     
  2. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 224

    Default gateway must be the same for both A and B
    for example: 192.168.0.1
    and WG A is 192.168.1.1/255
    and WG B is 192.168.2.1/255
    all Ip's are assigned manualy
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    specifically, the NETMASK controls the ability to route traffic thru the net and
    in this case, all devices need 255.255.252.0
     
  4. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 224

    -Default Gatway for both A and B are the same (192.168.1.1)
    -Subnet Mask for both are the same (255.255.255.0)
    -I've assigned all IPs, A (192.168.1.x) and B (192.168.2.x) both cannot communicate but also goes with the Internet. What did I do wrong?
     
  5. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 224

    I don't know if this is the right procedure but just now I did some random input and the result came out as I wanted.

    -Default Gatway for both are the same (192.168.1.1)
    -IPs doesn't need to change and must be in the range of (192.168.1.x)
    -The only thing that I've change is the Subnet Mask (A=255.255.255.0 - B=255.255.0.0)
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    just make both like B and you can communicate both ways :) each system
    should be able to ping the other as well as your ISP.

    then file/print sharing can be setup
    (be sure to enable it in your firewall; ports 139, 445 for tcp/udp)
     
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