Routing between two networks (static routes I think)

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Routing between two networks (static routes I think)

Post by echarron » Mon May 11, 2015 5:46 pm

I have two networks that I need to communicate with, but I can't seem to figure out the routing. I've attached a stripped-down diagram that represents what I'm trying to do. I've had this issue before and I can't remember how to fix it. I think I need a static route somewhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Simply, Kit 1 needs bidirectional communication with Kit 2. It's currently not working.

Kit 1 and Kit 2 represent many Windows systems. I'm just showing my test systems as those are the one's I can play with. R1 and R2 are routers. I have complete admin rights to every device. All routing to the Internet works fine. All firewalls are off on the routers and the Windows boxes, for now.

Kit 1 can ping anything on its subnet, including R1, the uplink on R2 ( and the inside of R2 (, but it cannot ping and other address on

Kit 2 can ping anything anything on its subnet and on the subnet; although this may be deceiving as I can only seem to get ICMP responses. I can't seem to actually connect to anything via HTTP, SSH, etc.

Troubleshooting: (none of this resolved the issue)
Kit 1
I tried to add a static route of -> I also tried -> for fun.

I tried to add a static route of ->

I tried to add a static route of -> I don't think this is necessary as the router should know where to send this traffic.

As I mentioned, none of the troubleshooting has resolved the issue. I have removed the route on R2, but the routes on Kit 1 and R1 remain.

Thank you for any suggestions. I can quickly attempt any troubleshooting.
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Network Diagram
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