from what i understand, all computers need to be in the same subnet /24 so how would i get a computer to be able to connect to another computer that is set as 172 ?
one computer is behind a firewall, the other is connected to a HUGHES sat dish and has the IP of 172
would I need to setup a ROUTE in a firewall between the 2 computers, to say "if you are trying to get to 172.18.156.65 then use the ip address 192.168.2.65 and translate it to 172.18.156.65"
the firewall is a netgear, if I should use a ROUTE, then I'll try to learn it from the manual
@ITGuy24 & @Tom - yes the coputer are at the same physical location, but I didn't have a chance to trace the wiring yet to figure out how they are connected.
The owner tells me they worked before, then their 192 computer got a malware infection and had to be scanned, then it stopped working a few days after that, but it may not be exactly related to the scan.
the 192 computer has software on it that needs to connect to 172 via tcp. the 192 computer software transfers data from itself to the corp office, using the hughes sat dish which is on 172. the 192 has an internet cable modem for regular web surfing.
I read up on ROUTES, fomr what I understand so far, if the IP you're trying to hit is not in your current subnet, ir you're in 192 and you're trying to hit 172, it's not in your subnet, so the router is going to send it to the ISP to try and resolve it.
so I should try to create a ROUTE on the firewall to tell it if you're looking for destination 172, then go to this gateway, using this interface.
i'm not sure what ip i'm supposed to use for the gateway, but I figure I have two chances, either the ip of the firewall, or the ip of the 172 computer. i'll play with that tonight and report back on what i find, thanks so far everyone, incl satans baby dog and dj angry fang.