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Two diffrent Interet service on two workgroup in a network

By Amit Verma
Jun 28, 2013
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  1. I live in India. I have 12 computers in two workgroup (9 and 3), also I have two different broadband plans of 2mbps on both workgroup.

    Now I want to join two networks which I can do with a switch (I think). the main issue is that if I joined the two workgroup in a single network how I can run internet on different workgroup separately. in other words I want different internet broadband lines to two workgroup and also want them in a single network.

    I run a shop have 9 computers as a cyber and 3 computers for working on a government website. and I don't want that cyber system use bandwidth of those three computers and also want these 3 computers to be on network so that I can monitor them from 1 place.

  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,494   +1,431

    The key to your issue is where the 9 systems vs the 3 get DHCP replies.
    If the 3 systems go to one router, they will get a gateway address of that router AND each system will also get a DEFAULT route pointing to that gateway address.

    Here's my IPCONFIG, showing the gateway

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : socal.rr.com
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    and the routing table that gets created with that connection; notice the line beginning with - - that's the default.
    IPv4 Route Table
    Active Routes:
    Network Destination		Netmask		  Gateway	  Interface  Metric	20		On-link	306		On-link	306		On-link	306		On-link	276		On-link	276		On-link	276		On-link	306		On-link	276		On-link	306		On-link	276
    You must make sure that the two routers have different addresses!!!

    Then the 9 systems will have their own gateway and route tables.

    Assuming the three systems have a router address of and the 9 systems use [the third digit is the number of systems just to make this discussion clear]

    then your problem becomes to connect the two networks inside the routing tables of all systems.

    MANUALLY, you add a route using
    on the 9.system side
    route ADD MASK 192.168.9.x METRIC 1​
    on the 3.system side
    route ADD MASK 192.168.3.y METRIC 1​

    That makes TCP see both sides but only resources specifically requested cross from one side to the other - - USING IP ADDRESSES. If you need print/file shares using names, you will need
    to add them to the drivers\etc\hosts file everywhere and the shared systems need fixed addresses :sigh:

    I am reluctant to lead you down this path UNLESS you are very experienced as this is considerable customization and will need to be well documented.


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