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#1 duffsparky

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:02 PM

Hi from a network novice,

 

I'm not sure which is the correct subforum to put this topic in so it's in both here and Windows XP with the same Topic Title. If that's not acceptable perhaps a moderator will let me know and or delete one of the entries. Thanks.

 

I'm not quite a total novice but definately having a bad day so might as well be.

 

I want to set up my XP pro SP3 PC with 2 ethernet cards and connect each one to a seperate internet capable router.

 

The reason for this is I want to have one NIC and router connected to the Internet and be able to play around with the configuration of the second router without having to keep swapping ethernet cables and dropping connections. I'll have 2 monitors running, one for the Internet connection and the other for configuring the second router.

 

Whilst the object is to be able to connect both routers to the internet at the same time, I only want this capabilty for testing the second router.  I have no intension, least ways at the moment, to run both connections simultaneously for any length of time.

 

Below is a print out of a CLI ipconfig /all command:-

 

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\newadmin>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : T645
        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : home
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® PRO/100 S Desktop Adapter
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-B3-41-41-10
        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.111
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
        Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 07 March 2013 12:55:08
        Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 08 March 2013 12:55:08

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 13:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® InBusiness™ 10/100 Network Adapter
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-90-27-FD-15-95
        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.2
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.1

C:\Documents and Settings\newadmin>

 

The first connection is via a BTHomeHub 2b. (IP address 192.168.1.254)

The second connection is via a Dlink DIR-615 loaded with ddwrt v24 firmware but this will change to other routers as I progress.

 

I should be able to work this out for myself but I'm really struggling with it, bad hair week or what :orange:

 

Any help would be much appreciated


Edited by duffsparky, 07 March 2013 - 02:02 PM.


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#2 Sneakycyber

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:18 PM

Do not assign a Default gateway or DNS to the Adapter connected to the other router. Make sure the Secondary router network is different then your other network. They key is the default gateway not being defined, Windows Won't send packets on that network since it has no gateway destination. You can still access the router, you can do this with wireless network adapter as well. I use a netbook, with wireless, Ethernet, and bluetooth to program Cisco equipment with a Bluetooth Serial adapter. If you want to test the internet settings on the other router just disable the default connection and asign a gateway to the other (much easier on a laptop with a Wireless switch).


Edited by Sneakycyber, 19 March 2013 - 07:22 PM.

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