I'm trying to figure out a way to get multiple subnets to communicate. Here's the scenario:
2 subnets - 192.168.101.x and 192.168.104.x
1. Router - Linksys RV042. WAN 1 port to internet, LAN port to internal network. Default Gateway with IP of 192.168.101.253. The WAN2/DMZ port is not being used currently.
2. The router connects to 2 unmanaged switches, which are simply acting as open ports to provide connectivity.
3. Multiple PC's, printers etc. connect to the switches. All are on the 192.168.101.x subnet.
4. Cisco SGE2010P managed switch. Not configured yet, so it's simply forwarding all traffic.
5. Win 2003 server - This server has 2 NIC's in it. The first is configured for the 192.168.101.x subnet, the second is configured for the 192.168.104.x subnet.
5. VOIP System - The voip system has a server (ip 192.168.104.2) and another device (192.168.104.3). They currently connect to the SGE2010P switch, and there is a link cable going from that switch to one of the unmanaged switches. The voip system also has a management tool that's installed on the win 2003 server - it connects to the second nic via the 192.168.104.x subnet.
So, my issue and what I've been racking my brain trying to figure out is simple....how do I get the two subnets to talk to each other??
Here's what I've tried so far:
1. Create a VLAN on the managed switch, and move all of the voip ports on the 192.168.104.x subnet to it. The problem here is that I can't find a way to trunk to the RV042 router. I'm not even sure if it supports trunking....can I use the DMZ port for the trunk? I doubt it.
2. I tried enabling RRAS on the win 2k3 server. My thought was that this could act as my second router between the subnets. I enabled RIP on it to point to both subnets, and there are static routes to each network. Again, the problem comes back to the RV042.....I can enable RIP on it, but it doesn't allow me to point it to any specific networks. I can add static routes apparently, but it will force me to disable dhcp which I don't want to do.
I'm stuck at this point, so any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated!
May 19, 2012 1:01 PM
June 22, 2012 10:34 PM