Directly connecting two sepertate private networks

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Brian, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Here's my situation:
    I work for the state and we have an office that needs to access
    resources on the city's private network in which they reside.
    Up till now, (and I didn't know this) they have two pc's on certain
    users desks.
    They have been provided a microwave link to access the city's network.
    The city's router is located next to ours.

    What I am trying to do is eliminate the second computer.
    We have a cisco 2600 with one ethernet interface.
    I subnetted the fast ethernet interface in order to create two vlans
    on the switch.
    I am going to have the city connect to a port accessing the second
    vlan.

    Does this scenario sound feasible?
    I think it will work but I feel like I'm missing something, but I
    don't know what.

    Thanks for any advice,
    Brian
     
    Brian, Jun 18, 2004
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. Brian

    Kevin Widner Guest

    I guess the main question when you connect two networks (as long as
    they both use the same protocol) is addressing. You want to make sure
    you don't run into any addressing conflicts. If you operate the
    smaller network, it would probably be easier to talk with one of the
    administrators at the city and have them assign an IP segment that
    fits into their addressing scheme. Either way, you both need to agree
    on an acceptable subnet. I say this because I assume you are using
    private addresses. You don't want to use an address space that they
    already use elsewhere on their network.

    Kevin


    (Brian) wrote in message news:<>...
    > Here's my situation:
    > I work for the state and we have an office that needs to access
    > resources on the city's private network in which they reside.
    > Up till now, (and I didn't know this) they have two pc's on certain
    > users desks.
    > They have been provided a microwave link to access the city's network.
    > The city's router is located next to ours.
    >
    > What I am trying to do is eliminate the second computer.
    > We have a cisco 2600 with one ethernet interface.
    > I subnetted the fast ethernet interface in order to create two vlans
    > on the switch.
    > I am going to have the city connect to a port accessing the second
    > vlan.
    >
    > Does this scenario sound feasible?
    > I think it will work but I feel like I'm missing something, but I
    > don't know what.
    >
    > Thanks for any advice,
    > Brian
     
    Kevin Widner, Jun 18, 2004
    #2
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Patrick M.

    Preview image directly on PC, save directly to HD

    Patrick M., Jan 7, 2004, in forum: Digital Photography
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    947
  2. HMV

    Re: How to keep your private files private

    HMV, Feb 21, 2006, in forum: Computer Support
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    545
  3. Steve

    Re: How to keep your private files private

    Steve, Feb 21, 2006, in forum: Computer Support
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    533
  4. John Holmes

    Re: How to keep your private files private

    John Holmes, Feb 21, 2006, in forum: Computer Support
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    477
    John Holmes
    Feb 21, 2006
  5. Replies:
    2
    Views:
    548
Loading...

Share This Page