I have two networks:
Network A - 192.168.1.x with a router/gateway and cable modem Network B - 192.168.1.x with no gateway or internet acces
Both subnets are 255.255.255.0.
I have a computer with two network adapters - one connected to each of the networks (XP SP2). This computer runs an application that needs to use only the internet connection from network A and has to communicate with computers on network B.
Internet access seems to be unavailable when both adapters have a 192.168.1.x IP. I added a second router between the PC and network A's switch with an internal IP of 10.0.0.x and an external IP of 192.168.1.x.
This seems to be working Ok, but persistent connections sometimes drop. Is this an acceptable way to do this? Any way to eliminate the extra router?