Network Setup and Access

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Hello All;

I'm trying to set up my network, and I'm having some problems. Here's the layout of my network:

All of my computers (Czarskoe Selo, Chernobyl & Perm) are connected via Leningrad. My brother has machines connected via Stalingrad and Vladivostok. These all have different addresses (Vladivostok: 192.168.1.x, Kiev: 192.168.3.x, Leningrad 192.168.2.x, etc.)

Ideally, I'd like all the routers/machines to be on the same address range, but ultimately, what I want is to be able to connect to the shares on Moscow from Czarskoe Selo, Perm or Chernobyl. I know that Czarskoe Selo can see Moscow, as I can use Remote Desktop Connection to login remotely to Moscow, but I can't connect to the shares.

DHCP is enabled on each of these routers. Please keep in mind that the diagram is not to scale, I wouldn't be able to plug all the machines into one router.

Thanks for all your help!

Cheers,

The Czar

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Holy Smokes, Batman!

What the . . . errr . . . heck is this mess? Well, I call it a mess because it seems waaaay too complicated for what you seem to want to do. Why are you using all these different address ranges, instead of just one? Your initial post doesn't explain.

I'd suggest simply turning off the DHCP servers on all but the initial router (Vladivostok), that way all machines will be on the same network range and can connect to each other and to the net with a minimum of hassles.

Or am I missing something?

dan k

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My network is spread out all

My network is spread out all over my house, with concentrations in different rooms. Most of my network (everything except my iBook - Czarskoe Selo) is on a 100mbps wired connection. In order to minimize the amount of cabling run, each location has its own router. Kiev is designed to provide wireless coverage on the west-end of my house, while Leningrad provides wired connections in my bedroom, as well as wireless to the east-end of the house.

I hope that makes sense. Like I said, that diagram is NOT to scale.

This setup wasn't put together all at once, but cobbled together at different times. Vladivostok was the first, then Kiev was added for wireless access (I got it for free from a client). Then I bought Leningrad for $10 during a blow out sale. When I put this together, the main concern was internet access throughout the house. File sharing wasn't a concern at all. Now, everyone wants to share files with everyone else, and I'm left to find a solution that works for everyone.

I'll try turning off DHCP on everything except for Vladivostok. Thanks for the suggestions thus far.

Cheers,

The Czar

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