I've recently bought a new house nextdoor to a friend of mine. We both have our own home networks, and our own internet connections and since we're only about 20 feet away from eachother we'd like to set up a wired connection for file sharing.
Network (A) is running a DLink DI-604 (E type) 4 port wired broadband router. On this network is a computer running Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, and Windows 2000 Professional.
Network (B) is running the same router as Network (A). On this network are two computers, both running Windows XP Professional.
On my first attempt to connect our networks. I changed set the IP address of router (A) to 192.168.1.1 and the subsequent computers connected to it to 192.168.1.100, 101 and 102. On each computer I set the gateway and DNS to 192.168.1.1. I then disabled DHCP. Internet connection stilll worked fine. I repeated these steps on network (B) but used 192.168.0.x throughout the network, I disabled the DHCP, and everything worked fine.
I then connected a straight through cable between an available port on each router. Seperate internet connections remained, but no shares from opposite networks existed. So, we're back to square one again.
Does anyone know if this is possible with our current hardware? We'd like to share files with a wired connection, yet maintain our own separate internet connections.
Thanks for any suggestions.