Networking issue



  • I have a wireless home network built with AmpliFi from Ubiquiti. All devices are on 192.168.169.x subnet. I have a server that I would like to move into my home office. The server is running XS 7.1 and all VMs are on the 192.168.1.x subnet.

    What's the correct way to allow my PC on the wireless network to access the VMs on the server? I have connected the PC to the server via a switch, but unsure how to properly route the traffic between them.



  • Ideally just change everything to a 255.255.0.0 or /16..... at least so long as you won't have over 2000 things on your local network. Probably isn't an issue for a home yet.



  • @travisdh1 Wow... didn't realize it would be that simple. So just update the subnet on all devices? To test this, can I just implement the change on my PC or does it need to occur everywhere?



  • @danp said in Networking issue:

    @travisdh1 Wow... didn't realize it would be that simple. So just update the subnet on all devices? To test this, can I just implement the change on my PC or does it need to occur everywhere?

    It will need to occur everywhere. If you just change it on the PC, it can send messages to everything, but things on the 192.168.0.0 network won't know how to send a message back.

    You could also add routes, but that's going to bottleneck network performance.



  • I'm going to try switching the wireless network over to 192.168.1.x.

    I'm having a separate issue with the server. Think I'll post a separate thread for that.


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    @travisdh1 said in Networking issue:

    Ideally just change everything to a 255.255.0.0 or /16..... at least so long as you won't have over 2000 things on your local network. Probably isn't an issue for a home yet.

    That is totally not a simple answer.


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    @danp said in Networking issue:

    I'm going to try switching the wireless network over to 192.168.1.x.

    You cannot do that either.


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    @Danp You have to update your router to know what to do with the traffic.

    So what is simpler depends on what router you have.

    Also it depends on how many guest VMs you have.

    If you do not have any test VMs yet, just change the server to match your existing network.



  • @jaredbusch Can you explain why changing the wireless network so that everything is on 192.168.1.x won't work?


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    @danp said in Networking issue:

    @jaredbusch Can you explain why changing the wireless network so that everything is on 192.168.1.x won't work?

    If you change the wireless but do not change your router, then how will your wireless even get to the internet?

    Sure it will let you connect to the XS box, but nothing else.



  • @jaredbusch Sorry if I wasn't clear. I meant to update the wireless router to start handing out the matching IPs for 192.168.1.x instead of 192.168.169.x.


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    @danp said in Networking issue:

    @jaredbusch Sorry if I wasn't clear. I meant to update the wireless router to start handing out the matching IPs for 192.168.1.x instead of 192.168.169.x.

    Well, that is one of the options I said to do. So yes, do that.



  • I would like some of the VMs to have internet access. My PC has access to the VMs and the internet. The traffic will be minimal, so is there any way to use my PC as the gateway for the VMs?

    Suggestions on how to make this happen without running a cable between the wireless router and the switch?


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    @danp said in Networking issue:

    I would like some of the VMs to have internet access. My PC has access to the VMs and the internet. The traffic will be minimal, so is there any way to use my PC as the gateway for the VMs?

    Suggestions on how to make this happen without running a cable between the wireless router and the switch?

    I don't understand what you want here. Why would you want your PC to be a gateway instead of the router? What's the goal?


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    @danp said in Networking issue:

    I would like some of the VMs to have internet access. My PC has access to the VMs and the internet. The traffic will be minimal, so is there any way to use my PC as the gateway for the VMs?

    Suggestions on how to make this happen without running a cable between the wireless router and the switch?

    Just WTF? How can you not have a cable to your switch? Does it connect on fucking magic?



  • @jaredbusch said in Networking issue:

    Does it connect on fucking magic?

    Yes.



  • @danp said in Networking issue:

    I would like some of the VMs to have internet access. My PC has access to the VMs and the internet. The traffic will be minimal, so is there any way to use my PC as the gateway for the VMs?

    Suggestions on how to make this happen without running a cable between the wireless router and the switch?

    When you change the ip addresses, you will just need to do something like:
    Setup reservations in your dhcp server for your devices.
    You then could then set the devices you dont want to have internet access to with a static address without a gateway. The devices will still register as active reservations on the dhcp server.
    But surely your router and switch can handle vlans? Ah i just checked while writing this, that wifi router you have supports vlan tagging on only the WAN port.
    To keep the networks separate, you would have to buy something like
    TPLink switch

    60 bucks to your door.



  • This is a rental home, so don't want to run cable throughout the house to connect the switch to the router. Resolved the issue by putting in a couple of powerline ethernet adapters.

    Glad I could help JB in keeping his blood pressure in check. ;-)



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