I have several windows 10 machines with (A) 1Gbs and (B) 40Gbs networks cards. The cards are on different networks, but both provide a path to same router.
The router has 4 networks, WAN, (C), (A) and (B) above. Routing is possible between A, B and C. (A) is configured with the gateway.
From the 3rd (C) network I am having trouble communicating with the (A) 1Gb network, its like packets are routed ok at first, then routed via the faster (B) network which confuses the Windows 10 OS when it gets responses from an address it did not connect to, these are then dropped and communication just hangs.
It is important to note that machines on the (A) + (B) networks are choosing to switch routes back to (C) via (B) even though the conversations started on (A).
To be clear:
- This is not a routing problem, everything can ping everything
- This is not a connectivity problem, for example - from (C) I can RDP into (A) and (B), but - only connections to (B) are stable. (A) connects, and after a few frames (packets?) it hangs.
- CIFS File copies have no issue, but then again Windows will route copies across the fastest routes - its designed to handle this...
- Windows Server expects multi-homing it seems and does not behave like this, only windows 10 machines do
So, RDP - representative here of a package that does not expect the routes to switch, does not handle this.
There must be a configuration switch somewhere to get the machines to not switch interfaces. I dont care if I lose performance on CIFS, if I need speed and the route is available I will target the (B) network.
How can I fix this?