How do I connect my computer to a different subnet?

How do I connect my computer to a different subnet?

How to Connect Computers That Are on 2 Different Subnets

  1. Connect the computers to the network.
  2. Connect the routers to each other.
  3. Enable a routing protocol in each subnet’s router.
  4. Allow time for the routing tables to update.

Can computers on different subnets communicate?

Devices in different subnets can communicate. That is the purpose of a router. Routers route packets between different networks. Even if devices in different networks are on the same layer-2 broadcast domain, you need a router to let the devices communicate at layer-3.

Can you have multiple subnets on the same LAN?

*You can have more than just two subnets on a LAN. Cisco refers to them all as secondary addresses although they technically should be called tertiary, quartenary, etc.

How do I force network discovery?


  1. Open Control Panel, select System and Security, and then select Windows Firewall.
  2. In the left pane, select Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall.
  3. Select Change settings.
  4. Select Network discovery, and then select OK.

How many devices can be on a subnet?

254 devices
A maximum of 254 devices can be used in this subnet. If the subnet mask is 255.255. 0.0, then the first two octets of all devices must be the same. The combination of the last two octets must be different and unique….Subnet Masks and Gateways.

Example IP Address
Ending Address in Subnet

Can two subnets have the same subnet mask?

On a fundamental level, subnets are there to separate broadcast domains and improve efficiency. They’re not for sharing IP addresses. As an answer to your question above, the answer is: No you can’t… It is the address itself that must be unique.

Can you ping something on a different subnet?

You should be able to ping either IP on a separate ping operation, without issue, if your PC is aware of where those networks are. If the routes aren’t already there, you should be able to add them yourself.

How do I add a second network to a subnet?

You can create a separate subnetwork alongside your existing LAN network simply by configuring hosts on the second network using IP addresses from the 192.168. 2.0/24 subnet. Let’s assume you configure all of the hosts in this example to use the router’s IP address 192.168. 1.1 as their default gateway.

Is there a way to cross subnet in Windows Explorer?

**NOTE: as of 12/2017 and the Fall Creator’s Update builds 1709 and later, Microsoft has again broken the functionality of the “Network” (Network Neighborhood) item inside Windows Explorer. You will probably need to do both add the registry key below, as well as follow the directions in my new post, here.

Why does my computer only show my LAN Subnet?

For the last few months, my “Network” browse list has disappeared and would ONLY show computers from my LAN subnet. My remote (VPN-to-VPN) network subnet disappeared from my “Network” computer list. After >>MUCH<< research I have found the problem and will present the solution.

Where do I find network discovery in Windows 10?

In the case you’re connecting to a local network using an Ethernet adapter, follow these steps to configure network discovery: Open Settings. Click on Network & Internet. Click on Ethernet. On the right side, click on the adapter you want to configure.

Can you list all the computers in a subnet?

Get answers from your peers along with millions of IT pros who visit Spiceworks. This is a Active Directory setup – Everything works perfect such as all AD features, file-servers, all apps associated with my servers, pings, DNS (I can ping by DNS name or IP with not problems), etc.. Each subnet can list all PCs associated with their subnet.