Routing between two networks.

Routing and switching
Hello all! I am a small business owner with a fair amount of IT skills, but I need help. My business and the business next to us (we phyically share the same building) are attempting to connect our two networks for point of sale usage. Since we are open to each others stores, and our sales staff intermingle, we aggreed that it would be advantagous for their sales people to access POS software and printers for our workstations and vis-versa. Our network is a running a Win2003 Server with DHCP enabled with reservations for all workstations on our network. We connect to the outside world via a 3COM router & comcast cable modem. Our scope is 1921.168.1.0 Their network is a Windows/Novell network with a UNIX box acting as Proxy Server, DHCP Server and network Router. They connect to the outside via a comcast cable modem. Their scope is I ran a CAT5 cable across the building from our network switch to their network switch and added their info to our routers routing table. I then loaded the Novell clients on our workstations and can see their Novell Tree. When our workstations are shut off and restarted, they pull an IP address from the UNIX box on the other network and can no longer see our own network. Why is this happening when our server has reservations setup for our workstations? Can I get these two networks to behave correctly. I don't want our machines picking up there IP address and accessing the internet via there router and modem. I also don not want them to do the same on our network. I'm over my head and need some help. Thanks in advance, CM

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How many workstations are we talking about? If it is only a few you can make an addition on your buddys router with all your mac addresses and their static ips. You have connected your two networks and that is why you are picking up their ips.

You can have a DHCP server running on your network with a different subnet to segment the traffic.

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  • Roblumley
    I'd just add the Novell client to the W2K3 server rather than the workstations. The workstations should then be able to see the novell clients and printers through your server
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