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2 network, 2 ISP, sharing files and printers

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May 7, 2012 9:12:00 AM

I have a basic setup in our small office;

- 2 wifi routers, each with their own hub and each connected to different ISP.
- I would like all computers on both networks to be able to share files and share printers.

Please help me...

- How do I go about setting this up....I'm not that well versed on VPN, would it work
by just connecting the 2 network?
May 7, 2012 3:51:04 PM

You can't just connect the two networks together, that would cause additional issues. What you want is either a NAS or Server with two nics so you can put the files on that, or a dual WAN router to flatten the two networks into one.
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May 8, 2012 2:18:55 AM

Bro the setup is design to our office requirements.

CONNECTION #1

ISP---->DSL MODEM---->LINKSYS E1000(WIFI ROUTER)---->16PORT LINKSYS SWITCH---->12 COMPUTERS & 1 NETWORK PRINTER/SCANNER

CONNECTION #2

ISP---->DSL MODEM/WIFI ROUTER IN ONE---->8PORT LINKSYS SWITCH HUB---->8 COMPUTERS

HOW WILL I CONNECT THE 2 NETWORKS SO THAT I CAN ENABLE CONNECTION #2 TO ACCESS
THE NETWORK PRINTER/SCANNER AND LET THEM SHARE FILES WITH CONNECTION #1...

QUESTION

WILL CONNECTING THE 2 SWITCH HUB WORK?
CAN I USE A CROSSOVER CABLE BETWEEN THE 2 NETWORKS OR
USE THE STANDARD CABLE IF MY ROUTERS SUPPORT AUTO CROSSOVER?

HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME WITH MY SITUATION / THANK YOU AND MORE POWER
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May 8, 2012 5:04:08 AM

Couple of options, buy a router or firewall that is dual WAN, or buy a router capable of sub-interfaces. The first option is cheaper, and you could even build your own with an old PC.
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