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Old November 9, 2010, 12:35 PM
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I asked the question on NCIX, but after trying some of the advice I received I came to a realization...
I really have no clue when it comes to more then basic networking. So hopefully someone here will help walk me through it lol.


So this is how I would like to have things set up, I have 2 routers a Dir-655 and some cheap Realtek one. The Dir-655 will have no internet but be connected to my computer and sharing all of my files within its network. The Realtek is connecting to another router as a wireless client to provide me with internet. I have the EVGA P55 FTW with 2 Ethernet ports, one for each router. Currently windows 7 is installed.

I have already set up each one individually and they work great, however connecting both at the same time messes with both. I made sure that both routers were operating on different ip ranges so there was no overlap, still hasnt helped. tried messing around with TCP/IP settings in windows but I didnt stumble on the answer and to be honest I havent worked with these settings before.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old November 9, 2010, 12:55 PM
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you need a static route so your PC doesn't get confused about what interface to use for what.

route all internet traffic to NIC1, route all LAN traffic to NIC2 for file sharing.

I don't remember the correct syntax, but it's the "route" command from a dos prompt.
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Old November 9, 2010, 02:55 PM
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route add 192.168.1.0 mask 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.1 -p --> file sharing.

route add 0.0.0.0 mask 0.0.0.0 192.168.2.1 -->*internet.

A more restrictive rule will have priority over a less restrictive rule.

some explanation

1st rule:
every pacquet sent to someone in the 192.168.1.0 subnet will be sent to 192.168.1.1.

2nd rule : every pacquet sent to someone in any subnet will be sent to 192.168.2.1

-p = persistant, in case you reboot. You may try it without this first in case it does not work.
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Old November 9, 2010, 08:14 PM
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Perfect! It works great now thank you. I never thought of checking for prompt commands, really easy once you explained it though.

If you guys need any NCIX points for something let me know.
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