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how to route local IP to use NIC and other to use Wifi NIC

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August 22, 2013 3:00:31 PM

Like most, my desktop has Wifi NIC and LAN NIC but today most of the time we only use Wifi ... since most house does not have LAN in every room

but I want to create a specific network that does not connect to the other

here is what I have in my mind

INTERNET -- ROUTER1 --(via wifi)-- DESKTOP --(via wired LAN)-- ROUTER2 -- OLD COMPUTER

So I want to be able to grab files from my old computer but my old computer will not see anything other than a ROUTER2

how to configure my desktop and router2

Router1 is in 192.168.0 network so my wifi nic card has 192.168.0.x IP address

and I would like My wired lan to be on 10.0.0.10 ip address and I can set My router2 to be in 10.0.0 range

my old computer IP address will be 10.0.0.11 So if I type \\10.0.0.11 on my desktop , I can see shared files of my old computer

any pointer? is it a simple host file and gateway setting that will allow me to do this?

thanks
August 22, 2013 4:14:16 PM

which routers are you using, make and model
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August 22, 2013 5:04:49 PM

You could likely cable the 2 pc directly together you may need a cross cable if they are older.

You would need to use router 2 as switch otherwise. It would be best to turn off the DHCP in router 2 and put in a static IP in both PC. You want to remove the gateway from both ...leave it blank. The DNS also does not matter so leave that blank.

You main pc should now be able to access both network.
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August 23, 2013 1:59:12 AM

"Router1 is in 192.168.0 network so my wifi nic card has 192.168.0.x IP address

and I would like My wired lan to be on 10.0.0.10 ip address and I can set My router2 to be in 10.0.0 range"

you can but it will be a little complex and time consuming, depending on your knowledge.


"bill001g: You would need to use router 2 as switch otherwise. It would be best to turn off the DHCP in router 2 and put in a static IP in both PC. You want to remove the gateway from both ...leave it blank. The DNS also does not matter so leave that blank. "

thats your quick fix I suggest initiating now and if you are that keen for two different private address subnets running in sync then ask on. Router makes and models could assist as certain features may or may not be available or firmware updates/degrades to use for performance/compatability.
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