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Two separate physical networks - need 2 NICS?

Last response: in Networking
August 24, 2011 11:49:45 PM

I have a physical network that goes to a separate entity that will not allow me to connect to the local LAN. In other words I need one LAN network (could have Internet) and another network I can't modify to connect to my local router or switch. Need both networks connected to 4 PCs in an office.

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August 26, 2011 9:59:38 PM

Assuming the two networks on have different LAN addresses, then yes, you can simply install a second NIC in each PC and manually set up routing in each PC so that only requests to the private LAN go to that NIC, and everything else goes to the other.
September 6, 2011 3:04:50 PM

Best answer selected by Mlevinstein.