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Question about Dual Lan.

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I have a disk with two RJ-45 ports, one with the address 192.168.1.x and two LAN cards both with the address 192.168.1.x, running on Windows 10 Pro.

What I want to do is use both of the RJ-45 disk connections. Will it work if I get another router, set it to 192.168.2.x and another hub, change one of the LAN cards to 192.168.2.x, change the 2nd RJ-45 port on the disk to 192.168.2.x and connect the 2nd LAN and 2nd RJ-45 (192.168.2.x) to the hub?

Will the second LAN connection be able to talk to the disk as well as the 1st LAN card? Do I need to bridge the LAN cards? Will other disks added to the 192.168.2.x network be accessible to the computer and the rest of the network?

Thanks for the help.

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As long as you connect both devices to the same router and assign the IP from the same class, then you will have the possibility to access their content or create communication between them. This is just basic networking, but yes, as long as two devices are in the same network/subclass, you can make them communicate trough sharing or any of the features you use. Since they have network support, use ping to investigate packet communication.

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