I've always had trouble understanding networking and routing. I mean, I know what an IP address is, I know what a mask is, I know what a subnet is, but aside from configuring internet access in basic scenarios I get confused and lost.
Such as the following scenario, which I figured might be a good starting point to get my bearings.
I've got a wireless router acting, basically, as an access point. As such, by default, you cannot access the routers configuration page. Here's why that is so (i.e. how the network looks like):
- main network is 10.150.0.0/16, with a Windows Server acting as DHCP and gateway on this network
- the routers configuration has been left almost unchanged - it's using 192.168.1.1/24
- I can access the router configuration page if I manually assign my laptop an IP in the 192.168.1.0/24 range (rather than use the DHCP).
I wanted to try and use the Windows
ROUTE command for once. I tried
route add 192.168.1.1 mask 255.255.255.0 10.150.4.2 (the last bit is my own IP in the in the main network), but I got a
parameter is incorrect error.
What am I missing? How should the command look? Is there any good resource to get learn some more about networking (possibly with some exercises simulating real-world scenarios)?