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Home Network Sharing Problem!

Discussion in 'Networking' started by KKLC, Feb 26, 2012.

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  1. KKLC

    KKLC Thread Starter

    Nov 16, 2008
    Please see the attached pic for my home network structure.

    (assume network sharing setting had been done on all computers) I was able to access a shared folder in PC1 from PC2 by just typing PC1's IP.
    However, when i tried to access a shared folder in PC2 from PC1 by typing PC2's IP. I failed. it couldnt even get to the page that ask me to insert user's name and password. I also couldn't ping (LAN2's router gateway) or PC2.

    I think that PC1 doesn't know about LAN2's info since it belongs to LAN1(192.168.11.xxx). But maybe im wrong. Can someone advise me how to achieve my goals here so that PC1 AND PC2 can communicate to each other smoothly? Thanks.

    1) Can't replace LAN2 router with a switch
    2) Can't connect PC2 to LAN1 directly

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  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Maybe if you put PC2 into Router2's DMZ you can access it via Router2's WAN IP.

    Seems kinda contradictory to say that PC2 has to "hide" behind a router but be accessible as if it weren't behind the router. :confused:
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