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Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Killer_Rubber_Ducky, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Killer_Rubber_Ducky


    Oct 20, 2009
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    Hey guys,

    I have a quandary. I have to internet connections. One (25mb) has a 350GB/mo cap. the other (6Mb) has no cap. I have a media/file/usenet server running on the 6mb connection. I want to be able to access the media server on that connection from my other connection. how do I do that? I have a PS3 and 360 as well as 2 Desktops and 1 laptop.

    Here is a diagram of what my setup is.

  2. Rhyseh


    Jul 3, 2008
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    Okay if I am understanding this correctly you have a usenet/media server on your 6 meg connection and you want to be able to access this server from your devices on the other connection?

    If this is correct there are a few things you need to do.

    1. Make sure all devices are on the same IP subnet. For example if your Laptop on the 25 meg connection has an IP address of with a subnet maske of then you will need to setup the other router and file server to have an IP address in the 192.168.1.x range (make sure you utilise the same subnet mask, most likely on a home network). Make sure that neither of these addresses are taken on the other network, also ensure that these addresses are set statically.

    2. Turn off the DHCP server functionality of the 6mb router if enabled.

    3. Interconnect the two networks. The easiest way to do this would be to connect all the devices into one switch.

    4. Ensure that the default gateway on the usenet server is set to that of the 6mb router, easiest way to do this is to set it statically.

    Connecting your network this way will effectively mean that the 25mb part of the network will remain the same (plus the switch of course) and the secondary 6mb network will be converted to a static setup rather than dynamic. You could also force any other device on your network to to go through the 6mb connection if desired simply by manually changing the default gateway IP address.

    If you want to achieve the same results and still keep DHCP on both subnets things will start to get very complicated.
    Killer_Rubber_Ducky says thanks.

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